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.


One client notes the team is "organized, reliable, has a strong command of the issues, communicates clearly and offers excellent client service."

Sources say: "They provide excellent client service. They are well organized and able to handle complex issues."

Work highlights

Represented the former CFO of Swisher Hygiene in connection with a raft of DOJ charges, including conspiracy, securities fraud, bank fraud and obstruction of justice.

Acted for General Motors Monitorship Advice as part of the independent monitoring team appointed in the aftermath of the controversy surrounding defective ignition switches in certain General Motors vehicles.

Notable practitioners

Adriana Riviere-Badell has a burgeoning reputation in the Florida white-collar Bar. She is accomplished in handling internal investigations and regulatory actions, and is also noted for her work on cases with a Latin American component. Sources say that she is "a terrific writer, a terrific thinker" and offers "excellent client service and exceptional value."

Andrew Lourie is a highly rated trial lawyer who centers his practice on government enforcement defense, investigations and monitorships, acting on cases involving a range of complex matters, including allegations of bid-rigging, FCPA violations and commodities futures manipulation. Interviewees attest that he is "very calm, collected and deals with clients very well."

John Couriel continues to impress in the white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement space, consolidating his reputation in connection with the representation of corporations and executives. Sources say that he is a "very stand up guy with a wealth of knowledge," and describe him as "unflappable and excellent - an experienced, strategic and effective litigator and advocate."

Matthew Menchel is an outstanding white-collar defense attorney with experience of a range of high-stakes cases, including tax fraud matters and internal financial investigations. He impresses both peers and clients alike, who state he is a "very good trial lawyer,""a fabulous attorney" and "one of the best cross-examiners I have ever seen."