M&A Litigation

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The strength and depth of their expertise is really unparalleled when it comes to high-level, complex deals.” - Chambers USA, 2023

Kirkland is at the forefront of corporate governance and M&A litigation. From advising pre-litigation on deal structures and strategies, to achieving successful outcomes at trial, our litigators have extensive experience handling cases arising from mergers and acquisitions; shareholder activism; proxy contests; tender offers; as well as leveraged buyout and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. This includes cases concerning busted deals and material adverse change provisions, poison pills and other defensive measures, breach of contract, purchase price adjustments, books and records demands, appraisal rights and stockholder derivative suits.

We have litigated and successfully resolved many seminal corporate cases, securing numerous victories, often precedent-setting and post-trial. Kirkland litigators have deep experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the state and federal courts in New York and other state and federal courts across the country. We routinely handle litigation involving multiple jurisdictions and expedited proceedings, including requests for preliminary and other emergency injunctive relief, as well as damages. Due to our experience in this area and successful track record, our litigators are often retained to handle litigation involving deals negotiated by other law firms.

Tier 1 M&A Litigation

The Legal 500, 2015–2023

Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Nationwide

US News & World Report - Best Law Firms, 2013–2023

Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Nationwide

Benchmark Litigation, 2024