Christine P. Payne

PartnerKirkland & Ellis LLPConnect

Christine Payne is a litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office. Her practice is principally concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation and products liability litigation. She also counsels clients with regard to complex electronic discovery as well as ongoing or anticipated governmental investigations.

Representative Matters

IBM Corp.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. International Business Machines Corp. (M.D. Tennessee)
Representing defendant in action alleging damages from the design and installation of an enterprise resource planning system. 

Aon Risk Services, Inc.
Opry Mills Mall, LP, et al. v. Arch Ins. Co., et. al.(Tennessee State Court)
Representing insurance-broker client in contract-based coverage dispute.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC and American Capital, Ltd.
In re Heparin Products Liability Litigation (N.D. Ohio (MDL) and Illinois State Court) 
Representing clients in consolidated multidistrict litigation (and coordinated state-court proceedings) involving allegedly contaminated heparin products manufactured using a pharmaceutical ingredient sourced from China.

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Corporation
Master Settlement Agreement Litigation (National Arbitration)
Represented client in arbitration against state governments regarding payments under the Master Settlement Agreement.

Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
Digene Corp. v. Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (W.D. Wisconsin)
Represented client, a manufacturer of biological testing products, in antitrust counterclaims to a patent infringement action brought by a larger competitor.

Rohm Company
O2Micro Int'l Limited v. Rohm Co. (E.D. Texas)
Represented client, a backlighting chip manufacturer, in antitrust counterclaims to a patent infringement action.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC
Laurent, et al. v. PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC, et al. (S.D. New York)
Represented client in a putative class-action suit brought by former participants in the client's employee benefit plan.