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Kirkland & Ellis Ejected
From Teva-Mylan Fight

June 10, 2015, 10:33 PM

Kirkland & Ellis LLP should no longer represent Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in its hostile bid for Mylan NV, a federal magistrate ruled June 9 (Mylan Inc. v Kirkland & Ellis LLP, W.D. Pa., 2:15- cv-00581, 6/9/15).

In a report and recommendation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan said Kirkland’s past work for Mylan—despite a retainer agreement that seemed to anticipate the potential for future representation of a competitor—should disqualify the firm.

“We strongly disagree with the recommendation made by the magistrate judge, and we reject any suggestion that Kirkland & Ellis’s representation of Teva in its ...