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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States

Position

Robert “Mike” Brock is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with 30 years of experience handling high-stakes, bet-the-business litigation. His practice focuses on representing pharmaceuticals and life sciences companies, particularly in product liability and mass tort cases. He has tried cases in a wide range of areas and has represented clients in antitrust, malpractice, toxic tort and securities class action litigation, as well as in other types of cases. Mike is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Education

University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1984; University of Alabama, B.S., Business and Commerce, 1981.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

(Hall of Fame)

Mike BrockKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ‘s overarching litigation credentials and core ability to try bet-the-company disputes allows it to handle high-profile class actions/mass torts in the space. Indeed, it is this trial-ready-approach which is one of the firm’s main strengths, enabling it to secure early and successful settlement for clients through dispositive motions, as well as, should the need arise, in a jury trial. Mike Brock in Washington DC epitomizes the firm’s strength at trying cases, and is adept at representing pharma and life sciences companies, particularly in product liability and mass tort cases. New York-based Jay Lefkowitz  is also a key member of the team and has secured notable high-profile victories in the space at both a trial and appellate level, including before the Supreme Court.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Historically rooted in litigation and still maintaining a market-leading presence in bet-the-company cases across the spectrum of civil disputes, Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a popular choice for clients seeking a robust and trial-ready defence, including in major class actions. It regularly handles some sizeable mandates in the toxic tort space, where it receives plaudits for ‘its uniformly excellent service, both at a partner and associate level’. As well as his work within the pharmaceuticals space, Washington DC-based Mike Brock has also gained market recognition for his versatile trial practice that includes work on major environmental toxic tort mandates; former key roles included his work for BP in all matters relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.