Rising Star: Kirkland's Daniel Laytin

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT) -- Spearheading complex antitrust defenses for big clients like the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association and General Motors Co., Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Daniel Laytin has quickly earned a reputation as the smartest guy in the room, winning a place among Law360's top five young antitrust attorneys.

Laytin's ongoing defense of BCBSA against a nationwide series of putative antitrust class actions exemplifies the kind of difficult and high-stakes litigation that he is often tasked with handling, landing him on Law360's 2013 Rising Stars list.

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