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


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.


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: automotive/transport

Kirkland & Ellis LLP defends vehicle, automobile, parts and component manufacturers in a wide variety of putative class actions, as well as in multidistrict litigation. The team is also involved in high-profile environmental issues, representing General Motors LLC in a dispute surrounding allegations of the use of Volkswagen-type ‘defeat device’ software. Mike Brock in Washington D.C. who has tried product liability cases for automobile manufacturers as well as pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, is a key figure in the team. Chicago-based Leslie Smith focuses on the areas of pharmaceutical, class action and consumer fraud litigation and is also a name to note.

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP takes on a leading role in a wide array of product liability and mass tort matters, for example serving as national counsel and lead trial counsel on behalf of BASF Catalysts LLC in a series of asbestos-related product liability cases. The team is experienced in mass tort matters, including multidistrict litigations, class actions and defect or recall investigations. Richard Godfrey, who has four decades of experience, and nationally recognized trial attorney Andrew McGaan are key lawyers in the Chicago office, while Mike Brock in Washington has served as trial counsel for a variety of industry leading clients.

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

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Mike BrockKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP acts as national or regional counsel in cases involving serious personal injuries and product-threatening claims, including high-profile class actions and MDLs. The firm is also active in disputes related to recalls and the alleged misrepresentations of risk for third party payers. The team includes New York-based Jay Lefkowitz, who is known as a go-to trial and appellate lawyer in the life sciences industry, and renowned lawyer Mike Brock.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

The team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP has experience in class actions, multidistrict litigations, defect and recall investigations and appeals as well as environmental issues. Washington DC-based Mike Brock is a key figure in the team, who represents clients from the life sciences, automotive and energy sectors, while senior litigator Renee Smith in Chicago acts for steel manufacturers and tobacco clients, among others. Andrew McGaan in Chicago continues to be an eminent lawyer in this space.