Kobre & Kim

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Premier white-collar defense firm, possessing significant trial experience. Offers clients a broad array of expertise across issues including healthcare fraud, accounting fraud and public corruption, enjoying a fine reputation for its work on behalf of clients in the financial services sector. Also noted for its strengths in both internal and governmental investigations, including those with a cross-border component, notably those involving Latin America, the UK and Hong Kong.

Strengths A source remarks: "They are very powerful litigators. We try to have them involved in cases where we need a more assertive approach, as they respond well to crises and are able to provide us with feedback on our strategies very quickly and effectively."

Another interviewee notes: "The team was efficient, knowledgeable and responsive. The service was outstanding."

Notable practitioners

Adriana Riviere-Badell 's litigation practice is centered on defending clients facing government enforcement actions and white-collar criminal charges. One client says: "Adriana is an exceptional attorney. Her command of the facts, rule of law, ability to respond calmly and clearly, and advocate zealously is impressive."

Andrew Lourie regularly defends clients against government enforcement actions and other white-collar criminal matters. He is also regularly sought by clients to handle major internal investigations.

John Couriel is lauded for his handling of complex cross-border disputes and internal investigations, especially in Latin America. One peer says: "John is outstanding. He's very knowledgeable about Brazil and Latin America, not only on legal issues but on political nuances and the intricacies of business."

Matthew Menchel enjoys a stellar reputation in the Florida market for his government enforcement defense practice. He has significant experience representing individuals facing high-stakes white-collar criminal charges or government investigations. He garners hugely impressive market feedback, with one interviewee naming him "one of the best trial lawyers I've ever seen" and another declaring that he is "the best white-collar lawyer, period,"