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Another Kirkland Vet Elevated To DOJ's Top Ranks

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 10:07 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he has appointed fellow Kirkland & Ellis LLP veteran Claire Murray to a high-ranking spot at the Department of Justice.

Murray has been named Barr's new principal deputy associate attorney, a key role tasked with overseeing more than a dozen of the DOJ's divisions and offices, including its Civil Division, Tax Division and Antitrust Division. Notably, Murray will play an important part in overseeing litigation surrounding Trump's administrative policies.

Murray snagged the gig mere months after joining the DOJ as a counselor to the attorney general, according to the department. She's yet another...

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP has redefined what it means to be the biggest of BigLaw — weighing in at 2,116 attorneys by year end 2018 and becoming the first firm since Law360 began tracking law firm head counts to top 2,000 U.S.-based attorneys.

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