MIAMI — Roger Kobert, a commercial litigation partner with the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, has been appointed to the Florida Bar’s newly created International Litigation and Arbitration Board Certification Committee.
Kobert, who is also Vice Chairman of the International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, is one of nine specialists in international litigation and arbitration serving on the inaugural committee. The new certification program was approved in 2017 by the Florida Supreme Court. The Board Certification Committee will set qualification standards and create a written examination for candidates. Florida lawyers who pass the examination will be also recognized as specialists in international litigation and arbitration.
Kobert is a senior trial attorney and Chair of Weiss Serota Helfman’s International Practice Group. He has extensive experience litigating, trying, arbitrating, and appealing cases for private and public clients. He has developed an outstanding reputation in cross-border counseling and advocacy, and as an expert witness on matters of U.S. law in foreign proceedings. He has advised foreign governments on matters of U.S. law and sovereign immunity, with an emphasis on jurisdictional contests.
Kobert is rated AV® Preeminent 5.0/5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the International Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and The Florida Bar. Kobert has been named a Florida SuperLawyer, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and is on American Lawyer’s Top Rated Commercial & Business Lawyers list. In addition, he is active in Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Florida Bar Foundation, and served as past chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Corporate Olympics.
Kobert earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
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