From our private database of 37,100+ case briefs...
Mylan Inc. v. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
2015 WL 12733414 (2015)
In 2015, Mylan Inc. and other affiliated companies (Mylan) (plaintiffs) formed a parent holding company, Mylan N.V. Subsidiaries of this parent holding company were represented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP (defendant) in a number of endeavors. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. hired Kirkland to represent it in connection with a hostile takeover of Mylan N.V. Teva and Mylan were pharmaceutical industry competitors. Kirkland conducted its standard conflict of interest check and confirmed it could represent Teva because Mylan N.V. had never been a client. Kirkland established an “ethical wall” that isolated the lawyers working on Teva’s hostile takeover from those lawyers who had previously represented and would continue to represent Mylan. Mylan N.V.’s board of directors rejected Teva’s takeover offer. Mylan brought suit in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, alleging that Kirkland violated its fiduciary duties to Mylan under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. Mylan moved for a preliminary injunction, seeking to enjoin Kirkland from further representation of Teva in the attempted hostile takeover.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lenihan, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 629,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 629,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 37,100 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.