Two litigators leap from Covington to Kirkland
After working for years alongside lawyers for Kirkland & Ellis representing BP in litigation over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, two Covington & Burling attorneys are making a lateral move to Kirkland as partners.
New Kirkland partner Robert “Mike” Brock serves as BP’s lead trial counsel and “has a well-deserved reputation as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, especially in high-stakes matters,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, chairman of Kirkland’s global management executive committee, in a Kirkland press release.
Brock and F. Chadwick “Chad” Morriss “strengthen our already deep bench of accomplished trial lawyers, who have been involved in some of the most high-profile, complex cases of the last two decades,” Hammes continued, “and will enhance our capacity to provide clients with the top-flight litigators they expect from Kirkland & Ellis.”
A Blog of Legal Times (sub. req.) story provides further details.
ABAJournal.com: “Kirkland & Ellis Is to Represent BP in Big-Ticket Oil Spill Litigation”