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Mr. Laytin represents clients in high-profile commercial, antitrust and class action litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In the antitrust area, he regularly litigates conspiracy and monopolization cases arising in both commercial and class action contexts, and counsels clients on distribution, pricing and competitor collaboration issues.
Past Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Antitrust Section.
University of Michigan, A.B., high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995; University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998.
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s client base, which includes the Chicago Cubs, Bain Capital and EVA Air, reflects its breadth of expertise. Esteemed litigator James Mutchnik, based in Washington DC, was particularly active in 2015, and highlights included defending Health Care Services Corporation against allegations of suppressing competition for outpatient surgical services brought by a private clinic, and defending, as part of a cross-office team, Hitachi and Hitachi Display Products in multiple class actions alleging price-fixing of cathode ray tubes. In Chicago - another key office for antitrust work within the firm’s wide network - David Zott and Daniel Laytin are representing the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in a series of putative class actions challenging, under antitrust laws, the structure of the association’s health insurance provision. Jay Lefkowitz in New York and Karen Walker in Washington DC together handled a number of pharmaceutical-related cases. Since publication, Matthew Reilly has joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.