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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Yosef Riemer is a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which was named “Litigation Department of the Year” by The American Lawyer. He has extensive experience as lead trial and appellate counsel for a broad group of clients, handling their most significant disputes including: breach of contract claims; antitrust cases; litigation over M&A and corporate control matters; securities, fraud and class action litigation; trade secret cases; RICO actions; and contested restructuring matters. He has achieved consistently strong results, whether by winning litigation on pretrial motions, in victories at trial in Federal and State courts and before arbitrators, or in negotiating favorable settlements.


Law Clerk to The Honorable Oliver Gasch, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1984-1985. Law Clerk to The Honorable Spottswood W. Robinson, III, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1985-1986.


The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1984, summa cum laude, first in class); Brandeis University (B.A., 1978, cum laude).

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United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

(Hall of Fame)

Yosef RiemerKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents purchasers and sellers, as well as their boards of directors and financial advisors, in connection with challenged mergers, tender offers and leveraged buyout transactions. The firm has extensive experience in Delaware Chancery Court, as well as state and federal courts throughout the US, and is called upon by its broad corporate and private equity client base to handle high-stakes matters. Its recent work includes appraisal cases, activist investor litigation and derivative cases related to large M&A transactions. It has an exceptionally strong bench in New York, where practice heads Sandra Goldstein and Matthew Solum, as well as key partner Yosef Riemer, stand out. Goldstein, who has 30 years’ experience, frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel in both high-profile M&A and securities litigation. Solum has an enviable record of securing dismissals in deal-related cases over the past 20 years. Up-and-coming partner Stefan Atkinson continues to secure notable wins for high-profile clients such as Rupert Murdoch, his sons, and other officers and directors of Twenty-First Century Fox.