Eimer Stahl is pleased to announce that Barack Echols has joined the firm’s Chicago office as Of Counsel. Previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Barack will focus his practice on antitrust and complex commercial litigation matters.

With over 20 years’ experience, Barack has represented major corporations, from a variety of industries, in direct and indirect purchaser price-fixing class actions, merger litigation, price-discrimination suits, consumer fraud matters and contract disputes, appearing in arbitrations and in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

“We are delighted to add such an accomplished and effective trial lawyer to our Chicago team,” said Eimer Stahl Managing Partner Nathan P. Eimer. “Barack’s skillset and experience, particularly as a trial attorney, will help strengthen our already robust antitrust and complex litigation practices and provide a broad range of services for our clients. We are thrilled to have him on board.”

 “I am honored, energized and excited to join Eimer Stahl’s elite team of top tier business trial lawyers.  I look forward to bringing my antitrust, commercial litigation and trial experience to serve the firm’s current and future clients,” said Barack. “Eimer Stahl’s reputation for top-notch client service and excellent results is among the best in the nation.”

Prior to his career in private practice, Barack served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps as a Spanish linguist.

Barack is admitted to practice in Illinois as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Barack received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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