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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Web:
www.kirkland.com

Andrew Bloomer

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-2482
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Andrew Bloomer is a litigation partner with experience in a variety of litigation matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts. His areas of practice are general commercial and product liability litigation and trial work, including manufacturing, franchise, distributorship, breach of contract, fraud and construction cases and counseling. Andrew has also represented major corporate clients in class action and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In 2005, Andrew was selected as one of 40 Illinois attorneys under the age of forty to watch by Law Bulletin Publishing Company in their annual survey.

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1992, cum laude; Harvard University, A.B., 1988, magna cum laude.


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s 'bright and practical' litigation partners are noted for their 'unparalleled responsiveness and creativity'. The firm is sought out by Fortune 100 companies and major private equity houses and stands out for its significant trial capabilities. In high-profile work, Andrew Kassof and Mark Filip defended the Los Angeles Rams in a $1bn breach of contract case relating to the NFL team's relocation, while a team that included Richard Godfrey, Andrew Bloomer and Hariklia Karis represented General Motors in sprawling class action and personal injury disputes arising out of the company's ignition switch recalls; of the roughly 4,000 claims brought, around 70% have been resolved by settlement, dismissal, withdrawal or trial. Elsewhere, James Hurst and Jordan Heinz, working pro bono with Lambda Legal, represent transgender individuals serving or wishing to serve in the military in a discrimination, First Amendment and Fifth Amendment lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on military service by transgender individuals. Also recommended are Paul Clement and Eugene Assaf in Washington DC, and Anna Rotman in Houston. Named lawyers are based in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is frequently involved in product liability litigation and class actions in the automotive and aviation sectors. Chicago-based Richard Godfrey and Andrew Bloomer as well as Mike Brock in Washington DC continue to represent General Motors in ongoing class actions and personal injury lawsuits arising from recalls relating to certain ignition switches. In another highlight, the team is defending Polaris Industries in a consolidated consumer class action alleging that certain Polaris ORVs have a design defect that creates an unreasonable risk of overheating and fire.

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