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US: Kirkland nabs two antitrust lawyers

 |  November 7, 2019

Kirkland & Ellis is growing its new litigation practice in Dallas with the arrivals of Sean Royall and Olivia Adendorff from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 

Royall worked alongside former law partner Rob Walters in representing AT&T against in its multibillion-dollar antitrust trial last year against the Department of Justice over the Time Warner merger. He was also the lead lawyer for Facebook in its recent privacy-related investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, which Adendorff also played a large role in. 

According to its website, Kirkland now has five litigators in its Dallas office, which opened last year with a large group of corporate lawyers who lateraled from four other elite law firms. The announcement of Royall and Addendorff’s arrival comes nearly two months after the firm hired its first litigator in Dallas, Jeremy Fielding, who the firm also officially announced joining today. Fielding came over from Dallas boutique Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst. 

“Adding this group of litigation partners makes a strong statement about our commitment to having top-notch litigation talent, including here in Texas,” Andy Calder, a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s global management committee, said in a statement. “They are a great addition to our platform.”

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