The National Law Journal compiled cases from its affiliate, VerdictSearch, to publish its annual review of the 100 largest jury verdicts of 2011. 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 in two of the largest verdicts of 2011:
Case: Medtronic Sofamore Danek USA Inc. v. NuVasive Inc.
Client: Warsaw Orthopedic
Verdict Amount: 101,196,000
Lead attorneys: Luke Dauchot, Nimalka Wickramasekera
Case: Lucent Technologies Inc. v. Gateway Inc.
Client: Lucent Technologies Inc.
Verdict Amount: $70,000,000
Lead attorneys: Luke Dauchot, Jeanne Heffernan