Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2020, 5:56 PM

Kirkland & Ellis Draws Judge’s Ire for ‘Audacious’ Behavior

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

Kirkland & Ellis LLP “should be embarrassed” by the way it stonewalled information requests from a legal recruiting firm trying to enforce a noncompetition agreement against a former employee, a federal judge in Texas said Monday.

The firm’s “petty, technical, overly-argumentative emails are a study in what is wrong with civil discovery in our court system today,” Judge Andrew W. Austin said for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

MWK Recruiting Inc., the parent company of Kinney Recruiting, wanted to know what communications and monies Kirkland & Ellis exchanged with its former employee, Evan Jowers, in ...

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