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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

333 SOUTH HOPE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90017, USA
Tel:
Work +1 213 680 8400
Fax:
Fax +1 213 680 8500
Web:
www.kirkland.com

Mark Holscher

Tel:
Work +1 213-680-8190
Email:
Web:
www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Mark’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and securities fraud and class actions. He’s successfully defended individuals and corporations in criminal environmental, FCPA, fraud, internal and SEC investigations including insider trading, trade secrets (plaintiff and defense), and political corruption matters. As a nationally recognized trial attorney, he is regarded as a go to lawyer for companies facing the highest stakes criminal matters and bet-the-company litigation. Mark has obtained plaintiffs verdicts and settlements of more than $1.1 billion, with multiple nine-figure recoveries. Mark has also successfully defended clients against claims in excess of a billion dollars.

Education

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 1988; University of California Berkeley, B.A., 1985.


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's group is led by veteran Washington DC- and Chicago-based white-collar lawyer Mark Filip, who represents corporates, financial institutions and individuals in the gamut of sensitive investigations and criminal prosecutions. Filip and Chicago-based Mark Schneider are representing Allergan in various state and federal government investigations, congressional inquiries and civil suits related to its sale and marketing of opioid painkillers. The duo are also representing Teva Pharmaceuticals together with Houston's Brigham Cannon and New York's Henry DePippo in related DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged FCPA violations; they secured a civil settlement with the latter and a deferred prosecution agreement with the former. In terms of individuals, Mark Holscher, Jeff Sinek and Michael Shipley (all in Los Angeles) successfully defended, as co-counsel with a team from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Eric Pulier against criminal proceedings initiated by the DOJ arising from fraud allegations relating to the sale of his company, ServiceMesh, to Computer Science Corporation; all charges were dropped. Other key team members include Chicago's Asheesh Goel, Kim Nemirow and Elizabeth Hess and Washington DC's Erica Williams. In 2018-2019, the team lost a number of individuals to the administration, including Robert Khuzami, Brian Benczkowski, John Lausch, and also William Barr, who was confirmed as US Attorney General in February 2019.

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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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