Ex-Kirkland Toxic Tort Guru Jumps To Jones Day

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 3:29 PM EST) -- An ex-Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner who represented W.R. Grace & Co. in a landmark criminal asbestos case and BP PLC in the Deepwater Horizon litigation has joined Jones Day as a partner in Washington, her new firm said Wednesday.

Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Barbara Harding, a toxic-tort heavyweight with expertise in tobacco, product liability and asbestos cases, was drawn to Jones Day's group focused on business and tort litigation and its client base, she said.

“I was not looking to move,” Harding told Law360....
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