* I was wondering where she was going to land. From a press release…
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined the Firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices as a litigation partner.
“Lisa brings a wealth of experience on many of the crucial issues our clients face daily,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “She has been a leader in the legal community, both locally and nationally, and her top-level advocacy and stellar legal skills will be an asset to our Firm and our clients. We are excited that she is joining Kirkland.”
Ms. Madigan draws on more than 25 years of experience at the highest levels of complex civil litigation and government service. She served as Illinois Attorney General for 16 years, the longest serving Attorney General in Illinois and the longest serving female Attorney General in the country. In this position, she led an office of 750 people responsible for developing legal strategies to represent the state and its citizens. She oversaw three main offices and six regional offices and collected over $14 billion for the state. […]
Ms. Madigan will draw on her experience to handle high-level litigation, government and internal investigations, and crisis management work for Kirkland’s clients. She has particular experience in such areas as consumer protection, data and privacy issues, health care, the environment, and sexual assault and harassment.
“Throughout my life, I have been passionate about the law and driven to find solutions to complicated legal matters,” Ms. Madigan said. “I am thrilled to continue practicing law at Kirkland, a firm of great lawyers who are successful in helping clients both proactively and reactively. Important to my work will be pro bono service that aligns with my belief that everyone should have an advocate to fight for them.”