Taylor J. Kirklin

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (New York)

Taylor Kirklin is an associate in the firm’s litigation department, where his practice focuses on a variety of commercial litigation matters. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Kirklin served as a law clerk to the Hon. D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


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Deirdre McEvoy, Taylor J. Kirklin The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit turns on the interpretation of the Twombly plausibility standard and the application of the Supreme Court’s precedent on pleading standards to antitrust actions at early stages of litigation (Sawstop / Black & Decker)


Divided Fourth Circuit Panel Slices Up Twombly in Table Saw Boycott Suit* Last week, a divided three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit issued a significant decision in a boycott conspiracy case, SD3, LLC v. Black & Decker, No. 14-1746 (4th Cir. Sept. 15, 2015). The suit, at its heart, (...)

Deirdre McEvoy, Taylor J. Kirklin The US Supreme Court declines to resolve a closely watched circuit split on the applicability of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (Motorola / AU Optronics)


Supreme Court Surprises the Antitrust World with Denial of Cert in Motorola and AU Optronics* Today the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in two cases, Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics et al. and Hsiung and AU Optronics Corp. America Inc. v. United States, declining to resolve (...)

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