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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Edwin U

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Litigation

Position

Edwin U represents clients at trial and in arbitrations throughout the United States, including as lead counsel in the defense of complex class actions and federal multidistrict litigation. Edwin has been recognized in multiple editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for Litigation. Whether arguing a case on dispositive motions, conducting direct and cross-examinations at trial, or defending a judgment on appeal, he has won commercial, antitrust, environmental, product liability and white-collar cases across the country. Edwin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has served as an invited instructor at numerous NITA trial-skills programs.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1998, cum laude, Articles Editor, Law Review, Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; Harvard University, A.B., Economics, 1995, magna cum laude, John Harvard Scholar, Harvard College Scholar.


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s product liability and mass tort practice handles MDLs and class actions for manufacturers and distributors. In recent work, Chicago-based Richard Godfrey obtained class settlement for L3Technologies in a class action suit involving allegedly defective military and consumer rifle accessories. In Washington DC, Eugene Assaf and Edwin U continue to represent Henkel in an MDL, involving unfair and deceptive trade practices claims in relation to the effectiveness of the Dial Complete line of antibacterial soaps. Chicago-based Andrew McGaan is another key figure in the department. In July 2017, Matthew Papez departed to Jones Day.

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