Class Action Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

Law360, Chicago (January 28, 2013, 4:28 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP helped BP PLC ink an estimated $7.8 billion in class action settlements last year covering economic and property damages and medical claims in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, work that helped place the firm among Law360's Class Action Practice Groups of the Year.

Rick Godfrey and Gene Assaf, senior partners in litigation at Kirkland, said the firm takes on such massive class action matters with a combination of intense preparation and careful strategy to get the best results for...
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