Overview

Andrew Kassof is a senior litigation partner and a member of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. Andrew recently co-led and tried two billion dollar cases to successful verdicts—one on the plaintiff side in federal court in NY, and the other for the defense in federal court in Texas—and currently represents multiple corporate clients from different industries in class action, False Claims Act and various complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts in New York, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Delaware and Missouri. In the past year, Andrew has secured dismissals and significant wins in commercial cases seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in Illinois, Minnesota, New York and California. In the sports arena, Andrew successfully led the high-profile defense for the Chicago Cubs in the team’s expansion of Wrigley Field and other matters, leads the defense of the Los Angeles Rams in a suit relating to its relocation from St. Louis, successfully defeated claims brought by the North American Soccer League against the Board of Directors of the US Soccer Federation, and successfully defended former NBA player Derek Fisher in a well-publicized case brought by the former head of the NBA players’ union. Law360 recently named Andrew one of five “Sports MVPs” in its national “MVPs of the Year” list.

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Recognition

Selected as a 2016 “Sports MVP” in Law360’s “MVPs of the Year” list

Featured in “Sports Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis,” Law360, January 20, 2016

Named one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty” to watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Practice featured and profiled, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Selected as a “Leading Lawyer” in both Commercial Litigation and Class Action Law

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S.

Recognized by Super Lawyers magazine

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • New York

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Education

  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude1997
    Order of the Coif
  • University of VirginiaB.A.magna cum laude1994