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.
  • 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.
  • 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.