Kayleigh Golish is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in New York.
Kayleigh previously served as an antitrust associate at another large law firm, as a law clerk on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Judiciary Committee staff, and as a law clerk at the headquarters of Service Employees International Union in Washington, DC.
Kayleigh represents clients in various antitrust matters, including criminal and complex civil antitrust litigations, government and internal investigations, and mergers and acquisitions. She has experience with complex US federal antitrust class actions as well as antitrust merger investigations and counsels clients regarding various business and antitrust-related concerns.
Kayleigh also has experience working on international human rights issues and political campaigns.
Representative Legal Matters
Prior to joining the Firm, Kayleigh advised on the following matters:
- Co-authored an amicus brief in United States Supreme Court case Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. involving the right of a transgender student to use a restroom that aligned with his gender identity.
- Represented Microsoft in acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
- Represented MBCC in acquisition by Sika.
- Represented Varian Medical Systems in acquisition of assets divested as part of the Boston Scientific-BTG merger.
- Represented clients Bridgestone and Marelli (f/k/a Calsonic Kansei) in various cases consolidated within In re Automotive Parts multidistrict civil class action lawsuit filed on behalf of three classes of purchasers against the manufacturers of various automotive parts seeking monetary damages for alleged violations of various state and federal antitrust and consumer protection laws involving bid-rigging allegations, including a fast-tracked case on an expedited schedule.
- Represented global chemicals manufacture Chemtrade in multidistrict class action litigation regarding alleged price fixing in the market for liquid aluminum sulfate, a key water treatment chemical, as well as various state investigations and state false claims act claims.
- Advised DOJ amnesty applicant through state cartel investigations and follow-on civil litigation.
- Defeated antitrust class claims against H&R Block that alleged a “no poach” conspiracy with franchisees to lower wages and reduce worker mobility by successfully opposing multidistrict litigation consolidation and dismissing or compelling arbitration of plaintiffs' claims on an individual basis.
- Represented Nuance Communications in antitrust counterclaims alleging violations of the Sherman Act and Clayton Act, common law unfair competition, and tortious interference with contractual relations and advantageous business relations in response to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Omilia Natural Language Solutions involving eight patents concerning automated speech recognition and interactive voice response systems used in large scale call centers.
- Represented Neptune in federal court and arbitration in a post-closing purchase price adjustment dispute commenced by News Corporation in connection with its sale of News America Marketing to Charlesbank Capital Partners in 2020.
- Represented the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on a pro bono basis in federal FOIA litigation against the Federal Bureau of Investigations involving the standard operating procedures for background checks conducted as part of firearm purchases and the agency's response to Covid-19 in conducting such background checks.
- Pro bono service awards 2016-2021
Professional Associations and Memberships
- ABA Antitrust Law Section - Member
- New York~United States (2016)
- Georgetown University Law Center (JD) (2015)
- University of California at Berkeley (BA) (2011)
- Contributor, Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, ABA Book Publishing, April 2020
- Co-Editor, International Antitrust Cartel Handbook, ABA Book Publishing, June 2019
- Co-Author, "United States of America Antitrust Law: Legal Statutory and Regulatory Framework," Cross-Border Copyright Licensing, eds. Lavizzari and Viljoen, Elgar Intellectual Property Law and Practice series, 2018