Rising Star: Kirkland's Scott McMillin

Law360, New York (March 29, 2010, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Not every attorney can turn an opponent's pretrial demand for a $1 billion settlement into an acquittal on all counts, but that's what Kirkland & Ellis LLP attorney Scott McMillin did when he represented W.R. Grace & Co. against the U.S. government in an environmental contamination case, making him one of Law360’s 10 product liability attorneys under 40 to watch.

McMillin, 38, who works out of the firm's Chicago office, credited much of his success to an encouraging environment at the firm.

“At a place like...
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