Kirkland & Ellis Snags Ex-Goldman Sachs Counsel

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP bolstered its litigation practice in New York with the hire of a complex securities and antitrust expert who previously served as Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s associate general counsel, in a coup for the Chicago-based law firm that announced the hire Wednesday.

Michael Keats joined the firm’s 500-attorney litigation practice after nearly five years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and associate general counsel in the litigation and regulatory proceedings group, Kirkland & Ellis said in a statement, noting his...
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