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Kirkland & Ellis

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Exemplary litigation practice with a national and global reach. Represents top-tier, multinational clients from a broad range of sectors, including financial services, energy and technology. Highly successful in class action defense, with significant victories in consumer, antitrust, securities and RICO class actions. Particularly well regarded for its handling of major, nationwide product liability disputes, and frequently acts for clients in complex multidistrict cases. Recognized for the strength of its trial practice as well as its impressive track record in front of arbitration panels and appellate courts.

Strengths

An interviewee reports: "They are extremely attentive to me as a client. They have an ability to draw from prior experience and know how the process should go."

A client praises the firm's "trial experience" and "specifically their ability to work with experts and understand the science."

Sources also note: "They can bring a tremendous amount of resources to bear, which is a particular asset. They definitely dig into issues and work very hard to master them in a 'no stone unturned' kind of way."

Work highlights

Acted for Accenture in defense of a putative consumer class action relating to a data breach from Marriott's database.

Notable practitioners

Craig Primis is well regarded for his representation of clients in substantial False Claims Act and trade secrets cases, as well as shareholder disputes and class actions. He also excels in litigation relating to data breaches and antitrust.
"He's a really great lawyer; he's very smart, with good judgment, and is very good with witnesses. He's a creative guy.""He is very commercially oriented and very practical, he understands us very well and has the technical expertise to back it up."

Eugene Assaf represents clients in a broad range of matters. He is highly adept at handling large consumer class actions, environmental and toxic tort cases, and M&A litigation.

Michael Williams is a prolific litigator who frequently represents clients both in trial and on appeal. He offers significant experience in toxic torts, putative class actions and disputes relating to constitutional law.
"He's very smart, a really nice guy and a really good lawyer."

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Litigation

Kirkland & Ellis

firm
Location

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Litigation: General Commercial


Craig S. Primis
Band 1
Eugene F Assaf
Band 2
Michael F Williams
Band 3