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.
  • Daniel Cellucci

    Daniel R. Cellucci

    Partner New York
    Kirkland facilitates creative thinking and problem-solving early on.
  • Yungmoon Chang Profile

    Yungmoon Chang

    Partner 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.
  • Micah Desaire

    Micah J. Desaire

    Associate New York
    New ideas and ways of doing things are always encouraged from peers, partners and everyone in between. Everyone has always been receptive to my feedback and my perspective.
  • Mathew Eapen

    Mathew Eapen

    Partner Boston
    At Kirkland, you are in charge of your career and your trajectory; you can actively direct your path.
  • 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.
  • Bridget Hamway

    Bridget Hamway

    Associate Dallas
    As a junior associate, it means a lot that your colleagues are not only mentoring you, but also looking out for you and letting you know how you can improve.
  • Ben Hardison

    Ben Hardison

    Partner Dallas
    The open assignment system is one of the things I like most about Kirkland. I get to work on the matters I’m interested in, with the people I want to work with.
  • Don Hong

    Don Hong

    Partner Washington, D.C.
    I’ve established strong relationships with mentors and sponsors who truly invest in my success.