Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2006 review of national legal talent in the area of "International Arbitration," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
National Ranking: 4
The Firm: The distinguished litigation practice at Kirkland & Ellis has approximately 25 lawyers who are also very experienced in international arbitration matters. The bulk of this work is handled from Chicago and London and is centered on ICC and ICDR commercial disputes. It has handled major cases for such household names as GM, Morgan Stanley, SC Johnson and Lucent Technologies. Illustrative of the firm's typical caseload, it represented BellSouth in a dispute with a minority owner of a Venezuelan telephone company.
The Lawyers: James Schink leads the work from Chicago.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 - www.chambersandpartners.com.