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Colleagues for Life

At Kirkland & Ellis, we owe our success to our people — present and past — and are dedicated to remaining colleagues for life. Whether you retire from the Firm or leave as an associate, Kirkland appreciates your contribution and will continue to invest in your career.

A network is your strongest asset. The Kirkland & Ellis Alumni Engagement Program connects our esteemed alumni through the AlumniLink website, engaging networking and pro bono events, and life-long career support.


AlumniLink is a Kirkland exclusive site that provides our attorneys and alumni with resources at your fingertips. Benefits of AlumniLink include:

  • Alumni Directory

  • Alumni Events: Visit our video library

  • Alumni News

  • Career Support


We know that not all attorneys follow the same path. The Kirkland CareerLink (KCL) program has been designed to aid our attorneys and alumni with confidential job search assistance and specific resources to help shape the direction of their careers. Benefits of CareerLink include:

  • Resume Review & Marketing Material

  • Exclusive Job Postings

  • Networking Assistance

  • LinkedIn Tips

  • Confidential Career Coaching: Contact a Career Coach

Go To Career Link

Questions? Contact Chiara Wrocinski, Director - Firmwide Alumni Engagement & CareerLink, or email alumni@kirkland.com.


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ALUMNI PROFILES


Ben Ostapuk
Intel Corporation
Associate General Counsel, Director of Patent Litigation

Kirkland alum Ben Ostapuk recognizes the irony of a Philosophy major becoming the Director of Patent Litigation at Intel. Indeed, in a type of law known for its technical complexity, Ben’s decision in college to transfer away from Physics and into Philosophy didn’t make patent law an obvious career path. However, Ben’s multicultural family history and his innate listening and interpersonal skills, allow him to translate the complexities of patent law into an everyday language that is invaluable to his clients and business partners...

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Mark Tresnowski
Madison Dearborn Partners
Managing Director and General Counsel

A strange thing happened to Mark Tresnowski while on his way to an opening job in Big Law. After interviewing as a 2L at the University of Virginia Law School, he received offers from all the Chicago and New York law firms that he visited. All, that is, except for Kirkland. What made it so strange was that Tresnowski had the grades, was an editor of the Law Review, and he’d had a strong interview. What, he wondered, had he done wrong?...

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