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Devon Largio

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Devon M. Largio is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, securities, accounting malpractice, and antitrust matters. Devon also has experience in non-competition and ERISA matters. Throughout her career, she has represented a variety of clients across numerous industries, including Honeywell, PwC, Ally Financial, Aon, Health Care Service Corporation, and BP, among others. She also advises and counsels private equity and corporate clients on non-competition and other litigation matters.

United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents purchasers and sellers, and their boards of directors and financial advisers, in cases arising from challenged mergers, tender offers and leveraged buyout transactions. It has extensive experience in state and federal courts throughout the US, as well as in Delaware Chancery Court. The firm's key partners - Sandra Goldstein, Yosef Riemer and Matthew Solum - are based in New York and are widely regarded as leading players in the market. Goldstein and up-and-coming partner Stefan Atkinson handled  derivative litigation in federal court in Delaware on behalf of Qualcomm Inc. Solum and Jay Lefkowitz are acting for buyers of Kindred Healthcare in a breach of fiduciary case. In Chicago, the key partners are Joshua Rabinovitz and Devon Largio, who are representing AbbVie in a case brought by five large hedge funds alleging fraud connected to the failed $55bn merger between AbbVie and Shire plc. In Los Angeles, Mark Holscher , who handled Computer Sciences Corporation v Eric Pulier, et al. in Delaware for Eric Pulier, is the standout partner.

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