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International Litigator Roger S. Kobert Joins Carlton Fields

New York – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Roger S. Kobert has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Business Litigation Practice. A prominent trial lawyer known for his diverse international practice, Kobert will maintain his practice from the firm’s New York and Miami offices.

Kobert has more than 30 years’ experience representing foreign and domestic businesses, governments, and individuals in litigation and appeals. He also serves as a U.S. law expert witness in foreign court proceedings, advises foreign governments on matters of U.S. law, and leads cross-border, multinational, and domestic dispute resolution teams.

“Roger is a tremendously skilled trial lawyer,” said Merrick L. “Rick” Gross, co-chair of Carlton Fields’ Business Litigation Practice. “His wealth of varied litigation experience makes him a strong addition to our deep bench of litigators across the country.” 

Carlton Fields’ nationally recognized litigation team includes more than 150 attorneys in 11 offices. Corporate counsel named Carlton Fields a “best of the best” law firm in complex commercial litigation in the recently released BTI Litigation Outlook 2020: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms. 

“I am delighted to be joining Carlton Fields’ exceptional team of litigators,” Kobert said. “The firm offers a national platform with many talented and experienced lawyers in a variety of practice areas and markets, while maintaining top-notch client service and collegiality. My clients will benefit from the firm’s skills and resources.”

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Kobert was a partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict, argued appeals in federal and state courts across the United States, and arbitrated and mediated many more. Kobert’s notable work includes serving as lead counsel in litigation against a former head of state for crimes against humanity; establishing a new standard for franchisor tort immunity in the Florida Supreme Court; securing the release of foreign governmental assets frozen by the Office of Foreign Assets Control; and representing military contractors in a high-profile, multinational partnership litigation trial.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Roger to the firm as part of our long-term strategic growth in key markets: New York and Miami,” Carlton Fields New York Office Managing Shareholder Jeanne M. Kohler said.

Roger is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in International Litigation & Arbitration, and serves on the bar committee writing the certification exam for aspiring candidates. He is also a past chairman of the International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and active in the American Bar Association’s International Law and Litigation Sections. He earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Admitted in Florida (until admission in New York, any work on New York matters supervised in accordance with NYRPC Rule ­­5.5(c)(1)).


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