Competition Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 10:37 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP combined litigation moxie, helping Barr Pharmaceuticals beat class action claims over a $400 million pay-for-delay settlement for the antibiotic Cipro, and regulatory know-how, winning antitrust approval for Constellation Energy Group Inc. in its $7.9 billion merger with utilities giant Exelon Corp., helping earn the firm a spot among Law360's Competition Practice Groups of the Year.

Among its accomplishments in 2012, Kirkland & Ellis stifled a software developer's attempts to revive antitrust claims against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. and won dismissal...
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