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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Aaron Marks has a broad commercial litigation practice, which focuses on contractual disputes, M&A and securities litigation, real estate, restructuring, entertainment, mass torts and consumer fraud, and trade secret misappropriation. Many of the cases that Aaron litigates are bet-the-company matters for clients. Aaron’s clients have included Blackstone Group, National Australia Bank, H.I.G. Capital, Tapestry, AMC Networks, and Hilton Worldwide. Aaron is an accomplished trial lawyer, having taken more than 15 jury trials to verdict. He also frequently argues as lead counsel, recently wining several favorable decisions after oral argument before trial and appellate courts.


Former partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.


Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1993; University of Pennsylvania, B.A., B.S., 1990.

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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.