The Am Law Litigation Daily named a Kirkland team including Michael Glick, Paul Weeks, Erin Cady and T.J. McCarrick as a "Litigator of the Week" runner-up for the week of March 29, 2021. The team secured a key win for poultry producer Sanderson Farms against false advertising claims at the Ninth Circuit.
"...Also getting some runner-up love this week is a team at Kirkland & Ellis who scored an important win for poultry producer Sanderson Farms at the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday. A Ninth Circuit panel found that nonprofit advocacy organizations lacked organizational standing to sue Sanderson for false advertising based on allegations it used antibiotics on its chickens. “To establish organizational standing, the advocacy groups needed to show that the challenged conduct frustrated their organizational missions and that they diverted resources to combat that conduct,” wrote Judge M. Margaret McKeown, concluding that the organizations did neither thing. Kirkland partner Michael Glick argued the appeal. Associates Paul Weeks and Erin Cady led the briefing effort. Associate T.J. McCarrick, who took a key deposition in the case, rejoined the firm after briefing was complete following a clerkship with Ninth Circuit Judge (and Kirkland alum) Daniel Bress."