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Sean Kirst: The friendships that helped Cariol Horne win her day in court

Kirkland is mentioned in Buffalo News regarding the Firm's role in a case that reinstated the pension of Cariol Horne, a former police officer who was fired for stopping a colleague's chokehold on a handcuffed man in 2006.

"For Horne, that moment changed the grinding pattern of many years and led directly to her emotional court victory this week. Nashashibi was already close to Kamran Bajwa, a partner at Chicago’s prestigious Kirkland & Ellis law firm. They both knew Ron Sullivan Jr. and Intisar Rabb, professors at Harvard Law School with a shared commitment to reversing seemingly entrenched acts of injustice. Bajwa is a Kirkland partner with Neil Eggleston, who served as White House counsel to President Barack Obama ... One clear finding, Eggleston said, was the importance of a 'protecting mentality' – an ethic he said Horne's actions epitomized – and hopefully now amplifies."

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This article appeared online in the April 16, 2021 edition of Buffalo News.