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.
  • Rebecca Blake Chaikin

    Rebecca Blake Chaikin

    Associate 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.
  • Elizabeth Dalmut Profile

    Elizabeth Dalmut

    Partner Washington, D.C.
    You don’t have to wait years to be an attorney. You walk into this firm and are a lawyer right away.
  • Kyle Elder Profile

    Kyle Elder

    Partner Chicago
    Early in my career, I’ve led transactions valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. I thought it would be 10 to 15 years before I’d have the opportunity to do that. If you show you can handle it, the Firm lets you run with it.
  • Kevin Lam Profile

    Kevin Lam

    Associate New York
    The attorneys here have an incredible drive, and people truly enjoy their work. You can’t help but share in their enthusiasm when you see people so immersed in what they do.
  • Erika López

    Erika López

    Associate Chicago
    You feel that you’re in the middle of something that is booming and that you’re part of a community.
  • Eva Mak Profile

    Eva Mak

    Associate Palo Alto
    I ran my first deal, a middle-market leveraged buyout, at the end of my first year. That’s not something that I would have expected to do so early on.
  • Sara-Ashley Moreno

    Sara-Ashley Moreno

    Partner Houston
    I’ve had the opportunity not only to be the point of contact for assistant general counsels or corporate secretaries, but I’ve also been the point of contact for CEOs and CFOs.
  • Angela Oldham Profile

    Angela Oldham

    Associate Chicago
    I am valued here, my opinion matters, and I work with people who are invested in my growth.
  • Christina Sharkey Profile

    Christina Sharkey

    Associate Chicago
    The Firm’s superb reputation has been built by the scores of lawyers that have practiced here. Associates at Kirkland have the great benefit of standing on the shoulders of giants.
  • Ahmed Sidik Profile

    Ahmed Sidik

    Partner Houston
    I’m helping to build an office... Management makes it clear that our growth is due to the hard work and contributions of every associate.