Mr Craig Primis > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Craig is a trial lawyer with deep experience defending America’s leading companies in their most challenging commercial disputes. He has defended clients in corporate disputes, class actions, and litigation and investigations brought by state and federal governments. His work covers diverse areas including antitrust, securities, trade secrets, False Claims Act, mergers and acquisitions, product liability, breach of contract and fraud. Craig’s appellate experience as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk and appellate advocate and two decades of trial court experience allow him to combine outstanding written work with excellent courtroom skills to deliver successful results for clients.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ‘brings an almost unique set of strengths and resources to address complex, high-stakes commercial litigation.’ The practice is noted for its breadth, with expertise in civil trials, congressional inquiries, securities litigation, class action claims and government investigations, among others. Defendants and plaintiffs alike approach the group for legal support in crises. The New York-based Sandra Goldstein is noted for her expertise in fraud class actions, securities and commercial disputes. Mark Filip, who divides his time between Chicago and Washington DC, has a strong track record for civil cases: he is for instance acting for Allergan in the Opioids litigation. James Hurst‘s broad practice spans patent, products liability, trade secret, criminal, antitrust, and contract matters, and Andrew Kassof has know-how in trying cases; both are based in Chicago. New York’s Aaron Marks is well versed in acting for financial institutions. Other prominent practitioners are Richard Godfrey and Diana Watral in Chicago, as well as Craig Primis in Washington DC.