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Litigator of the Week Runners Up and Shout Outs

Partners Greg Arovas, Sean McEldowney, Luke Dauchot, Stephen DeSalvoEd Donovan, Bob Appleby and David Rokach and associate Mike Lehr were recognized as runners-up for The American Lawyer Litigation Daily's "Litigator of the Week" for their work for client Samsung.

"... A team from Kirkland & Ellis scored an “unclean hands” defense win for Samsung in patent litigation involving the company’s Bixby AI feature and mobile phone technology. Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas, found that the patent owner Techiya had used information stolen from Samsung by two former in-house attorneys to build its case. “Evidence presented by the parties at the bench trial demonstrates subversion of our adversarial system of litigation and an invasion of the attorney-client privilege,” wrote Gilstrap in a decision issued under seal earlier this month and made public last week. The Kirkland team includes Greg Arovas, Sean McEldowney, Luke Dauchot, Stephen DeSalvo, Mike Lehr, Ed Donovan, Bob Appleby and David Rokach with local counsel from Melissa Smith of Gillam & Smith."