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H.E. Chaffetz, 93, Lawyer On Antitrust and Price Fixing

Outlining the career of one Kirkland & Ellis' founders, Hammond E. Chaffetz's January 2001 New York Times obituary profiles his distinguished career in the business and practice of law. Mr. Chaffetz's success in antitrust litigation during difficult economic times and subsequent firm management policy of providing young lawyers with the opportunity to work directly with clients helped K&E evolve into one of the nation's 30 largest firms.

Spanning six decades, Hammond E. Chaffetz's long and prodigious career included a major win in a price-fixing case during the Depression, significant work within the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration involving convictions for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act as well as ideological confrontations with judges. A fuller profile of the legacy of Hammond E. Chaffetz can be found in the archive section at