Craig Primis is a litigation partner in Kirkland's Washington D.C. office. His practice focuses principally on commercial litigation in federal and state trial courts. Craig has represented numerous Fortune 500 clients in a wide variety of commercial matters, including disputes over mergers and acquisitions, securities and accounting fraud cases, antitrust matters, products liability, class actions, bankruptcy-related disputes, and government investigations. As a former clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, Craig is also a member of the Firm's appellate practice and has represented clients in appellate matters and complex jurisdictional and procedural disputes.
In 2013, Craig was listed as a "Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine.
In 2012, Craig was recognized as an "Antitrust Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation.
In 2012, The U.S. Legal 500 recognized Kirkland & Ellis' aviation practice based on Craig's work in aviation litigation.
In 2008 and 2010, Craig was one of the Kirkland litigators featured in The American Lawyer's "Litigation Department of the Year" issues.
In 2006, Craig was named to Washingtonian magazine's list of "40 Top Lawyers Under 40" and was featured in the article "Young Guns."
Chair of the Firmwide Recruiting Committee