Q&A With Kirkland & Ellis' Leslie Smith

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Leslie Smith is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Chicago office.

Smith concentrates her practice in the areas of pharmaceutical and class action litigation. 

Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?

A: The heparin products liability litigation in which Kirkland represents Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC in cases involving the prescription blood thinner, heparin. In 2008, after decades of safe heparin supply, it was discovered that for a short period of time, a counterfeit...
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