Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis’ Elaine Walsh

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Elaine Walsh’s work on high-stakes transactional, regulatory and litigation matters for energy companies — including successfully defending NRG Energy Inc. against a hostile takeover bid from Exelon Corp. — earns her a spot on Law360’s list of 10 energy lawyers under 40 to watch.

Walsh, 39, joined Kirkland in 2001 after getting hands-on experience in the energy industry for several years at Citizens Power and later as senior counsel at Edison Mission Energy, which acquired Citizens in 2000. She now works...
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