Kirkland & Ellis LLP has created a plaintiffs’ side trial group and plans to substantially increase the number of plaintiffs’ cases it takes on, many of which will be performed on a contingency fee basis, the firm announced Wednesday. The firm, founded in Chicago, said Wednesday that its new plaintiffs’ side trial group will be made up of its existing litigation attorneys. (Getty) The group will be made up of the firm’s existing litigation attorneys, many of whom will, going forward, take on significantly more plaintiffs’ side cases than they have in the past, something senior litigation partner Andrew Kassof says. . .