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In Chambers' 2007 review of international legal talent in the area of Litigation: Trial Lawyers, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
USA Ranking: 1
David Bernick, Kirkland & Ellis LLP: In addition to his prominence on the Chicago litigation scene, David Bernick enjoys star status for his nationwide product liability profile. As such, his is a "name you hear over and over again," particularly in conjunction with tobacco litigation, where he defended Brown & Williamson Tobacco in litigation with the US Department of Justice. He also undertakes other types of mass torts, including those relating to asbestos and real estate. Once in the courtroom, "he clearly knows what makes juries tick and presents arguments in a clear and comprehensible manner." Interviewees agree that his style is gilded with "an intensification of that aggressive intelligence with which every top flight Kirkland & Ellis lawyer is graced."
Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 - www.chambersandpartners.com.