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In Chambers' 2009 review of international legal talent in the area of Competition/Antitrust, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
USA Ranking: Tier 3
Kirkland's considerable antitrust capabilities are rooted in the firm's famed litigation practice. Although it is best known in Chicago, where "each and every lawyer is smart, thorough and collaborative," the Washington, DC contingent also receives hearty endorsements from its clients and the firm is deemed to be "a clear national player in the USA." A significant proportion of the group's work originates in the IP and private equity sectors, and members have much experience of government investigations and class actions. The firm is representing Bain Capital in a putative nationwide class action alleging that several leading private equity firms and investment banks conspired to fix prices. The group also acts for Dow Chemical in a series of price-fixing cases concerning allegations of a global cartel for certain types of synthetic rubber. Lawsuits have been filed in the USA, the UK and Italy. Jim Mutchnik and Tefft Smith are two of the practice's stars.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 - www.chambersandpartners.com.