Eugene F. Assaf

Gene Assaf

has represented clients — including AOL, BASF, Hitachi, Honeywell, Nationwide, Raytheon, Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), Siemens and Wyndham Worldwide — on a variety of commercial litigation, environmental and technology disputes matters before judges, juries and arbitration panels across the country. Gene is a member of the Firm’s 15 person Global Executive Management Committee. Gene serves on the Litigation Reform Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber’s National Chamber Litigation Center. He is also active in diversity and pro bono efforts at the Firm. Gene is also on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of New York.

Chambers USA has described Gene as “smart and aggressive,” “very accomplished,” a “tenacious litigator” and a “gifted trial lawyer.” He was named as a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star by the BTI Consulting Group in its 2013 Client Service All-Stars report. He was recognized by the 2012—2014 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense. In 2008, The National Law Journal selected Gene as one of the 10 trial attorneys for its annual “Winning” section, which features 10 litigators from across the country who have at least one significant win over the last 18 months and a history of noteworthy wins during the past several years. Gene’s work has been discussed in numerous publications. Recent publications and stories include:

Law360, Class Action Group of the Year (2012)

Law360, Class Action Group of the Year (2011)

Chambers USA 2014, "'took the lead in successfully obtaining the dismissal of a
nationwide RICO claim brought against BASF' and 'extremely smart and responsive.'"

Chambers USA 2013, "'an extraordinarily bright, analytical and responsive' commercial litigator who is also 'articulate in explaining the law in a way that the layperson can understand.'"

Chambers USA 2012, "'smart and aggressive' litigator who is 'very accomplished.'"

Chambers USA 2011, "Eugene Assaf handles a range of commercial litigation, environmental and, effective in a courtroom, and very focused on giving penetrating arguments.'"

Chambers USA 2010, "a gifted trial lawyer who 'clearly and compellingly presents complicated matters to juries.'"

The National Law Journal, "Winning" (June 16, 2008)

The American Lawyer, "Litigation Department of the Year" (January 2008)

The American Lawyer, "Top Of Docket: An Expert Maybe They Wished They Hadn't Called" (November 2007)

The American Lawyer, "Big Suits" (November 2007)

The National Law Journal, "Top Jury Verdicts of 2007" (February 18, 2008)

The National Law Journal, "Practice Makes Perfect for These Hot Litigators" (February 18, 2008)

The National Law Journal, "B2B Takes on a Whole New Meaning" (February 18, 2008)

Global Forensics (October 2006)

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Antitrust & Competition, 4) Environmental, 5) Class Action, 6) Mass Tort & Toxic Tort Litigation, 7) Commercial Litigation, 8) Securities & Shareholder Litigation, 9) Data Security & Privacy and 10) Environmental Litigation
Law School University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1989
Education Dickinson College, B.A., 1984
Bar Member / Association State bar of Pennsylvania,State bar of New York,State bar of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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