Greg Skidmore - Partner

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202-879-5246
Fax: +1 202-879-5200
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Professional Profile

Greg Skidmore is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

Greg has represented clients in litigation matters involving a wide range of practice areas, including appellate, antitrust, bankruptcy, ERISA, the False Claims Act, government contracts, and administrative and regulatory. His representations have spanned a number of different industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, finance, aviation, insurance, defense contracting, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Greg has resolved cases with motions practice, represented clients at trial and argued appeals in multiple federal appellate courts.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Counsel for a major natural gas producer in a series of cases in state and federal court in Ohio. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted summary judgment in favor of client, and the Sixth Circuit affirmed.

Counsel for Agility Defense & Government Services, a government contractor, in a three-week AAA arbitration arising out of a dispute over a U.S. Army contract worth $6 billion. Panel unanimously found in favor of our client and awarded damages.

Henry v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., --- F.3d ----, 2014 WL 113999 (6th Cir. 2014): after being retained on appeal, obtained a reversal of a district court ruling that an oil and gas lease held by the client had terminated for failure to conduct operations, and judgment was entered for the client.

Solis v. Malkani, 638 F.3d 269 (4th Cir. 2011): successfully argued for affirmance of a district court order awarding client fees for serving as an independent fiduciary appointed to oversee an ERISA plan.

Terry v. Gaetz, No. 08-1183, 2009 WL 2382169 (7th Cir. 2009): on behalf of a pro bono client, successfully argued for reversal of a district court order dismissing as untimely a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Other Distinctions

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award


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