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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Katherine Rocco

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Antitrust & Competition


Katherine Rocco is an antitrust and competition partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Kate’s practice includes antitrust litigation, merger clearance and cartel investigations. Kate has managed complex litigations through trial and appeal and secured regulatory clearances for multi-billion dollar transactions. Kate has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009, Editor, Fordham Law Review, Order of the Coif, Wilkinson Scholar; The George Washington University, B.A., Economics & International Affairs, magna cum laude, 2005, Presidential Scholar, University Honors Program.

United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Next Generation Partners

Katherine Rocco - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: 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 Kovner, Jeffrey 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.

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