Donna H. Ni
I’ve made some of my best friends at the Firm. I am grateful to have made those connections here, and these people will be part of my life for a long time.
Kirkland's culture rewards people who take initiative and go above and beyond in their work. From their first year, associates are encouraged to take the lead on deals, and partners are open to independent thought and associates who propose next steps.
What keeps me at Kirkland is my relationships with the associates and the partners who I consider mentors. I know that they care about my professional growth and they'll give me work that I'm interested in and support the direction I want my career to move in.
I've made some of my best friends at the Firm. I am grateful to have made those connections here, and these people will be part of my life for a long time.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a growing area of interest for our clients and for regulators. Kirkland is positioned to be a leader and an innovator in the field. This group stays ahead of trends and is a thought leader on ESG and impact-related work.
I helped design an ESG diligence program for one of our major private equity clients. We worked closely with them to design a comprehensive program focused on specific factors they care about in their industry. It was a unique and creative project that gave me a lot of client interaction and face time in my first year.
I am proud of Kirkland for the breadth of work that the Firm does and its stable growth over time. This work has exposed me to entirely new aspects of law and client interaction. I'm happy that the Firm has shown flexibility and innovation in recognizing the importance of ESG work and investing resources in it.