Q&A With Kirkland's Jay Lefkowitz

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 9:54 AM EST) -- Jay P. Lefkowitz is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office. A 2011 front page story in The New York Times signaled the emergence of Lefkowitz as a major force in the life sciences litigation arena. In Pliva v. Mensing, the Supreme Court changed the landscape for drug companies declaring that federal law preempts state law under the Constitution’s supremacy clause, barring plaintiffs from suing generic manufacturers. Since his 5-4 victory in Mensing, Lefkowitz has been retained by several major drug companies to...
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