Kirkland Grabs White Collar Bigwig From Debevoise

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 5:21 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP has bolstered its white collar and securities roster with the addition of former White House and U.S. House of Representatives counsel W. Neil Eggleston to its Washington office, the firm announced Wednesday.

Eggleston, who started with the firm Wednesday, most recently served as partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he represented former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Illinois corruption prosecution of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Though he has spent about half his career in private practice, Eggleston...
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