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US: Kirkland antitrust litigator moves to Quinn Emanuel

 |  January 28, 2016

Having joined Quinn Emanuel’s New York office this month, Jennifer Selendy said the impetus behind the move, which followed over 15 years as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, was the explosive growth the firm has enjoyed, owing to the “unparalleled” range of litigation it offers.

“One is never 100% sure about leaving a powerhouse firm like Kirkland & Ellis, but I had an instinctive reaction to the Quinn offer that it was right for me,” Selendy says.

In terms of her own focus over the coming months, Selendy has a RICO case in the Southern District of New York which is taking up a lot of her time. Additionally, she is also doing a lot of antitrust work for Discover Financial Services (DFS), a US direct banking and payments company, particularly in relation payment cards.

Work for this client has seen Selendy pitted against Visa and MasterCard in an antitrust action which ended in a USD 2.75 billion settlement in favour of DFS, right at the eleventh hour.

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