Eugene F. Assaf

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Eugene F. Assaf

Eugene F. Assaf

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Biography

Gene Assaf has represented clients — including AOL, BASF, Hitachi, Honeywell, Huntsman, Raytheon, 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. He also advises Boards and Management on risk and compliance issues. Gene is a member of the Firm’s worldwide 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 a fantastic trial lawyer who is creative, aggressive, and able to cut through the complexities to get to a level of solving the problem. 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—2015 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:

Chambers USA 2018, “fantastic, very smart and stands out for client service; very good at high-level strategy and corralling different issues.”

Chambers USA 2017, "a fantastic litigator and a forceful advocate."

Chambers USA 2016, "renowned trial lawyer, clients praise his trial presentation style."

Chambers USA 2015, "'fantastic trial lawyer who is creative, aggressive, and able to cut through the complexities to get to a level of solving the problem.'"

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)

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Education
JD
Class of 1989

In the practice of law, the same ethical standards must be met whether you are a graduate of Notre Dame or any other university. So, what is it that makes our graduates unique? We believe it can be found in our ultimate goal. Beyond striving for professional achievement, a Notre Dame lawyer fundamentally acts in service to others. Our approach seeks to do more than train students in a profession; it seeks to help them discover their lives as a vocation. A different kind of lawyer is one who realizes the practice of law is not an end in itself. It’s the beginning of a new, highly specialized way of giving back.

MA
Class of 1987

The University of Essex have established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research since being founded in 1964. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate study across the social sciences, humanities and comparative studies, science and engineering, and law and management. Our courses and research opportunities allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding, as well as provide the key skills and training to successfully enter your chosen career. We are: • Top ten for research and teaching (RAE 2008) meaning our students are taught, supported and supervised by world leaders in their fields. • 2nd in the UK for student experience at mainstream universities (NSS 2013) • The UK’s number one social science university (RAE 2008) • Uniquely international – 12,000 students from over 130 countries

BA
Class of 1984

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The 180-acre campus of Dickinson College is located in the heart of historic Carlisle, Pa. The college offers 42 majors with an emphasis on international studies, has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents and offers 13 modern languages.

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Fellow
Current

Rotary International, Inc. owns and operates rotary clubs. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The company is headquartered in Evanston, IL.

Career History
Partner
Current

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Clerk
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction. The court is composed of 14 active judges and is based at the James A. Byrne Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The court also conducts sittings in other venues, including the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Boards & Committees
Member, Global Executive Management Committee
Current

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$477
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2012

Senator from Virginia

$1,000
2012

Former Governor of Nebraska

Awards & Honors
2012
Admitted to the New York City Bar
1996
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
1989
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
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