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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Life Sciences

Chambers & Partners has compiled its 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' 2010 review of national legal talent in the area of "Life Sciences," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Nationwide Ranking: Tier 4

The Firm: The team at Kirkland & Ellis handles a wide range of matters including transactions, licensing and manufacturing agreements, but attracts particular praise for its prowess in litigation. The firm achieved a victory in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for Third Wave Technologies, and for Amgen and affiliated companies in a case involving a patent for the intracellular transcription factor NF-kappaB.

Key Individuals: New York-based Gerald Flattmann is singled out for his outstanding litigation skills. Recent highlights include acting as trial counsel for Alexion in a patent infringement case against PDL Biopharma.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 —