Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kirkland and Ellis representing the Astros

In this David Barron update on the latest regarding the CSN Houston c*u*t*r*u*c, we find that the Astros are being represented by DC-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis. So what, right?

Not so fast, my friend (puts on lawyer mascot head). Kirkland & Ellis is a heavy hitter in the world of corporate law, as they typically deal with intellectual property and corporate transactions. Among its high-profile clients, they represented United Airlines in its Chapter 11 proceedings and are currently representing BP in the litigation around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Barron notes attorney Thomas Clare is On The Case. Want to read his Kirkland & Ellis bio?
Tom Clare is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office whose practice is focused on the litigation and arbitration of complex business disputes. In addition to litigation matters, Tom has an extensive defamation practice and routinely advises corporations and prominent individuals who are the subject of false statements by the media and newsgathering torts. Tom has extensive experience in matters adverse to national print, broadcast and online media outlets — and routinely advises clients who are dealing with the media in crisis situations.

Get ready, Comcast. You 'bout to get CRANE'D.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they have top notch representation, but that shouldn't be a surprise. I'm sure Comcast has some elite white shoes law firm representing them as well.

Blinutne said...

It's great they got good lawyers, but does my favorite team HAVE to be represented by the same bags who are defending BP in their oil spill disaster? Ugh

maroonedTexan said...

I hope getting CRANE"D becomes a thing

Anonymous said...

Like, "Houston, you've been Crane'd"?

Jay said...

Wouldn't that Crane be eating poisonous toxic oil covered fish?

Texas Law Dude said...

Well, it looks like Crane isn't keeping the same legal counsel that McClane did. Top notch still, though.

Ryan Sides said...

Me thinks you meant a k instead of a c in the mysterious word at the top :)