As an associate, I examined key witnesses at trial, including our client’s Chief Financial Officer, in a historic bankruptcy case... That experience has been the highlight of my career.
I have grown leaps and bounds as an attorney at Kirkland. I have done work that pushed me out of my comfort zone, taken on responsibilities that I never imagined I could handle so early in my career, and learned management skills quickly. For example, in a matter involving massive multi-district litigation, I quickly progressed from doing legal research and fact development to writing briefs that resulted in the dismissal of dozens of claims against our client.
There’s a saying around here — at Kirkland, you get to stand on the shoulders of giants. It’s true. Our partners are among the very best in their fields. And through their training, mentorship, and guidance, they empower the future generation of Kirkland lawyers to follow in their footsteps.
There is a strong emphasis on pro bono service at Kirkland. The Firm counts pro bono the same as billable work in terms of compensation and reviews.
With the support of the Firm’s full resources, including funding for a translator, an expert, and trial materials, I am representing an immigration client who is seeking asylum. I am responsible for the legal strategy and decisions in that case, from writing the briefs, to preparing our evidence, to examining witnesses at the asylum hearing. Working on a case where someone’s life and well-being are on the line puts my other work into perspective.