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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).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s ‘exceptional’ M&A litigators ‘do outstanding work, coordinate well on technical matters, and show great commitment to understanding the facts and the relevant context’. The firm has strong ties to leading private equity houses, as well as acting for a number of blue-chip corporates, and it handles every stage from pre-litigation on deal structures and strategies all the way to trial. Its caseload involves disputes concerning tender offers, LBO and SPAC transactions, as well as poison pill matters, breach of contract claims, books and records demands, appraisal rights and a host of other disputes. Standout partner Sandra Goldstein and up-and-coming partner Stefan Atkinson (‘a trusted advisor to C-suite and board members’) successfully represented Grubhub in numerous individual shareholder lawsuits arising out of its acquisition by Just Eat for $7.3bn, while Matthew Solum and Yosef Riemer are also active. In addition to the aforementioned, who are all based in New York, emerging partner talent Joshua Rabinovitz in Washington DC also plays a central role in the practice.