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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Web:
https://www.kirkland.com

Daniel Laytin

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-2198
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Dan 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.

Member

Past Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Antitrust Section.

Education

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: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s expertise in behavioral matters spans the gamut of anti-competitive practices. Members of the Chicago office, including David Zott, Daniel Laytin and Jeffrey Zeiger, are defending the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and multi-state licensees Health Care Service Corporation and Highmark against a series of putative nationwide class actions; these relate to BCBSA’s licensing of its ‘Blue Cross’ and ‘Blue Shield’ marks in certain exclusive geographic territories. Tammy Tsoumas, Melissa Ingalls, Michael Baumann and Robyn Bladow (who are all based in Los Angeles) successfully defended DirecTV against class actions brought by residential and commercial subscribers to NFL Sunday Ticket over a broadcasting deal agreed between the client and the NFL. Other notable practitioners include James Mutchnik, Barack Echols and Christa Cottrell (all based in Chicago).

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