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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)

Yosef RiemerKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP remains at the forefront of corporate governance and M&A litigation, as well as advising on pre-litigation issues in deal structures and strategies, as well as taking matters all the way to trial. Its work spans cases arising from large M&A, shareholder activism, proxy contests, tender offers, as well as leveraged buyout and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. The firm has a stellar track record in high-profile matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the state and federal courts in New York, and other state and federal courts across the country, and it continues to be involved in market-leading matters. Key partner Sandra Goldstein won a complete dismissal for Amcor in a post-closing class action arising from the company’s $6.8bn acquisition of Bemis Company. Matthew Solum, who is handling a shareholder class action for BC Partners, and Yosef Riemer, are among the other key attorneys. Up-and-coming partners Stefan Atkinson and Washington DC-based Joshua Rabinovitz also play key roles in the practice. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.