Ms Diana Watral > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Diana Watral is a litigation partner and trial lawyer in Kirkland’s Chicago office. Diana represents companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of business and intellectual property disputes, with recent experience in contract, trade secret, patent, False Claims Act, sports, products liability, and complex commercial disputes.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences practice is co-led by Chicago-based James Hurst, who acted for AbbVie in a product liability case concerning the client’s alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the risks of its blockbuster testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. Co-head Jay Lefkowitz in the New York office assisted Akorn in litigation brought by Fera alleging a number of breaches of the parties’ contract between the client and the plaintiff. Co-heads Patricia Carson and Leora Ben-Ami, who are based in New York and specialize in IP disputes, defended Merus in patent infringement litigation filed by Regeneron and concerning genetically engineered animals used in the production of human biopharmaceutical therapeutics. Chicago-based litigator Diana Watral is ‘brilliant, creative and tenacious’.