VW, Kirkland Face DOJ Push For Individual Prosecutions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP faces unusual challenges in defending Volkswagen after the company admitted to using software to trick emissions tests not only because of the blatant nature of the fraud and its international scope but also because it is perhaps the first major corporate scandal since the U.S. Department of Justice signaled its desire to prosecute individual company executives, attorneys say. [10/2/15]