Q&A With Kirkland & Ellis' Luke Dauchot

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Luke Dauchot is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a trial lawyer in the firm's intellectual property practice.

Dauchot has obtained multiple defense and plaintiff’s verdicts, including a recent $226 million jury verdict that represented the second highest patent infringement award in 2007 and was the highest award in the history of Massachusetts.

Q: What is the most challenging case you've worked on, and why?

A. Medtronic Sofamor Danek v. Gary Michelson, M.D. Our client, a Los Angeles-based orthopaedic surgeon, was preemptively sued in Memphis,...
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