Career Stories

Attorneys from across our U.S. offices share their experience working at Kirkland. Hear firsthand about the culture, early opportunities for real work, training and initiatives that drew them – and keep them – here.
  • Jonathan Adair

    Jonathan N. Adair

    Partner Chicago
    By empowering associates to shape their futures, Kirkland creates a culture of openness and opportunity.
  • Alex Barata

    Alex Barata

    Associate Bay Area – San Francisco
    Kirkland believes strongly in early responsibility. From day one, I’ve been staffed on assignments or deals directly with partners.
  • Jose Barragan-Monge

    Jose Barragan-Monge

    Associate Los Angeles – Century City
    I’ve been able to support clients in applying for asylum and immigration relief, which is particularly significant to me as a child of immigrants.
  • Katherine Canning

    Katherine Canning

    Associate Washington, D.C.
    Kirkland is a teamwork-oriented place where everyone’s ideas are important and valued.
  • Daniel Cellucci

    Daniel R. Cellucci

    Partner New York
    Kirkland facilitates creative thinking and problem-solving early on.
  • Rebecca Blake Chaikin

    Rebecca Blake Chaikin

    Partner New York
    The learning curve is incredibly steep, but in the best possible way… You can take as much responsibility as you want. You do have to earn it — and then you can take it.
  • Yungmoon Chang Profile

    Yungmoon Chang

    Associate Los Angeles – Century City
    Our in-house training provides the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, which in turn enables us to benefit from early courtroom experience.
  • Sarahi Constantine Padilla

    Sarahi Constantine Padilla

    Associate Washington, D.C.
    Kirkland’s a place where I have always felt supported. People are invested in my growth, development and journey to become the best lawyer I can be. That type of support is just invaluable.
  • Annie Dreisbach

    Annie Dreisbach

    Associate Chicago
    Kirkland takes as much pride in its attorneys’ wellbeing, positive attitudes and general kindness as it does in closing deals and winning trials.
  • Mathew Eapen

    Mathew Eapen

    Associate Boston
    At Kirkland, you are in charge of your career and your trajectory; you can actively direct your path.