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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Andy McGaan is a nationally recognized trial lawyer: Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; named one of “the nation’s best litigators,” National Law Journal Special Report, “Winning: Successful Litigators, Powerful Strategies” (2011); American Lawyer, “Litigator of the Week” for defense verdict in City of St. Louis v. American Tobacco (5/5/11); Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business nationwide (“fantastic to work with”; “tenacity in the courtroom,” the “whole package”); Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (“Bankruptcy star Andrew McGaan…’belongs on any bankruptcy litigator list'”); The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” (2017); Law360 “Product Liability MVP” (2011); defense verdict in Mash v. Brown & Williamson profiled in Crain’s Chicago Business among most prominent of 2004.

Education

Cornell University, J.D., 1986 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi; Cornell University, A.B., 1983.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

(Leading individuals: Hall of Fame)

Andrew McGaanKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a strong bench of seasoned trial lawyers with experience in a range of multi-district litigation and class actions. The firm also acts as national or regional counsel in cases involving serious personal injuries and product-threatening claims. A key figure in the team is Chicago-based Andrew McGaan, who has particular experience defending tobacco companies in product liability matters.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew McGaanKirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized for its involvement in high-stakes disputes, Kirkland & Ellis LLP routinely acts for pharmaceutical and manufacturing clients in multi-district litigation, class actions, defect investigations, and environmental issues. Key figures in the Chicago office include Andrew McGaan, who has particular experience representing chemical manufacturers, and Richard Godfrey, who focuses on class actions, mass torts, and multi-district commercial and product liability disputes. Also recommended is Washington DC-based Mike Brock, who is currently acting for BP in ongoing multi-district litigation arising out of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion, fire, and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew McGaanKirkland & Ellis LLP