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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Luke is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office with nearly ten years of experience advising clients through a wide range of strategic and high-stakes federal, state, and regulatory matters across numerous substantive areas including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, data security, antitrust, trade secret, breach of fiduciary duties, professional liability, bankruptcy, ERISA, and mass tort litigation. Luke collaborates with his clients’ senior management and in-house teams to develop and implement case objectives and strategy from initial pleadings through final resolution by trial, settlement or appeal. He has represented public and private companies in a variety of sectors including: retail, consumer credit, financial services, auditing, health care, insurance, packaging, energy, mining, automotive, and rail.


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2008, Order of the Coif; Taylor University, B.A., Political Science & History, summa cum laude, 2005.

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United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently advised Bain Capital and its portfolio companies on the antitrust aspects of a number of strategic transactions, and Blackstone appointed the group to handle its partnership with its portfolio company Alight and Wipro. Out of Washington DC, Mark KovnerJeffrey Ayer and Marin Boney advised Boeing on its acquisition of KLX and its proposed takeover of Millennium Space Systems. Also notable is Matthew Reilly, who was part of the team which guided Spectrum Brands through the sale of its battery and lighting business to Energizer. In New York, Ian John led advice to Charter Communications regarding its creation of a 50/50 operating platform partnership with Comcast. Katherine Rocco and Peter McCormack are also contacts to note in New York. Key names in Chicago include James Mutchnik and Luke Ruse, who are defending Citadel Securities as a third party in a DOJ investigation into the announced purchase of NEX by CME.