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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008: Litigation: Trial Lawyers

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2008 review of international legal talent in the area of Litigation: Trial Lawyers, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

USA Ranking: 1

David Bernick at Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers clients a "consistent level of excellence." His high-profile docket of complex trial work covers a range of tobacco, asbestos and real estate issues. Most recently he defended Brown & Williamson Tobacco in a dispute with the US Department of Justice. According to peers, he excels at "applying science to a case in the most relevant way." One observer, explaining Bernick's strength in court, noted metaphorically: "He does not tell the jury why the clock works when all they need to know is what the time is."

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 -