JAMES B. KOBAK, JR. serves as General Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP where he chairs its Practice Standards, Procedures and Ethics Committee and formerly chaired its Antitrust Practice Group.
He is a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, the Ethics Institute and Ethics Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct of the New York State Bar Association, the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Mr. Kobak is a past president of the New York County Lawyers Association. Mr. Kobak serves as one of two editorial advisors to the New York ethics treatise published by Oxford University Press and on the editorial advisory board of Law 360 Legal Ethics. He was a founder ofNYCLA's American Inn of Court and was awarded NYCLA's Boris Kostelanetz President's Medal in 2006.
Mr. Kobak is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School where he was the Associate Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Kobak served as lead counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidations of Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global, Inc. He taught seminars on antitrust/intellectual property issues for over a decade at Fordham and University of Virginia Law Schools and served as editor of the ABA Antitrust Sections' publication Intellectual Property Misuse: Licensing and Litigation.