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Kobre & Kim LLP

Our Survey Says

 VAULT'S VERDICT:

Kobre & Kim is looking for experienced attorneys with a clerkship or some other distinguishing skill under their belt, and top-notch writing skills—there’s a writing test included in the interview process. Because everyone comes in as a mid-level, the firm does well at integrating new lawyers quickly. The atmosphere is professional but friendly, with the firm providing plenty of opportunities to be social (live or via Zoom as appropriate). Relations between associates and partners are generally respectful, and the firm has well-regarded formal attorney training and mentorship programs, and encourages informal mentorship. Associates receive substantive work, with enough on their plates to keep busy, and feel matters are well staffed as far as distribution of workload. They are happy with market compensation and regular bonuses, especially in light of the manageable 1,800 billable-hour requirement. The firm offers two reviews per year, which is appreciated, but associates would prefer better transparency on promotions. Partnership is considered a realistic goal, and the firm is seen as supportive of associate development toward that goal. Kobre & Kim has rolled out firm-issued laptops, which associates expect will resolve most technology concerns, and has focused its wellness efforts on prioritizing mental health through schedule flexibility, meditation and providing counseling as needed. While some associates would prefer the firm allocate more resources to pro bono efforts, they do appreciate that up to 100 pro bono hours count toward billable-hour totals. The firm is focused on increasing diversity, and to that end has added affinity groups and related events; associates specifically note that the firm is supportive of parents and has strong parental leave policies.

Kobre & Kim LLP

800 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 488-1200

Firm Stats

Managing Partners: Michael S. Kim and Steven G. Kobre
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
100 - 150
No. of Partners Named 2023:
3
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,800

Base Salary

Base Salary (2024)
1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year+: $435,000

Employment Contact

Monica A. Girardi
Senior Manager,Talent Acquisition
(212) 488-1200
legalrecruiting@kobrekim.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 5

No. of International Offices: 10

Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)
Miami, FL
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE |
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Dubai
Hong Kong
London
São Paulo
Seoul
Shanghai
Tel Aviv

Major Departments

Claim Monetization & Dilution
Financial Products & Services Litigation
Insolvency & Debtor-Creditor Disputes
International Judgment Enforcement & Offshore Asset Recovery
International Private Client
Government Enforcement Defense
Investigations, Examinations & Monitorships
Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
Joint Venture & Partnership Disputes
Trusts & Estates Litigation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.