The National Law Journal compiled cases from its affiliate, VerdictSearch, to publish its annual review of the 100 largest jury verdicts of 2007. Verdicts are ranked by gross award, not including attorney fees and costs — unless awarded by the jury. They do not reflect post-trial reductions or enhancements. When a verdict was trebled by law, the trebled amount is listed.
Kirkland represented clients who won three of the top 10 largest verdicts of 2007:
Case: Lucent Technologies Inc. v. Gateway Inc.
Client: Lucent Technologies Inc.
Lead Lawyer: John Desmarais
Verdict Amount: $1.54 billion
Case: Depuy Acromed Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc.
Client: Biedermann Motech GmbH and Johnson & Johnson’s Depuy Spine unit
Lead Lawyer: Luke Dauchot
Verdict Amount: $226.3 million
Case: BASF Corp. v. Lyondell Chemical Co.
Client: BASF Corp.
Lead Lawyer: Eugene Assaf
Verdict Amount: $169.9 million