Bay Area Private Equity Fellowship


Our Private Equity Fellowship Program (PEF) provides a unique opportunity for highly qualified students to gain substantive experience at one of the world’s leading law firms. Students who are selected to be Fellows will join Kirkland’s 2022 summer associate program in the San Francisco or Palo Alto offices. Highlights of the program include specialized small group private equity M&A-focused training sessions, substantive involvement in live deals and shadowing of partners.

Fellows will learn by working alongside partners who have built a practice that has been recognized as "Private Equity Practice Group of the Year" every year since 2011 by Law360. Fellows will enjoy engaging directly with our private equity clients through various networking opportunities. In addition, certain Fellows may have the opportunity to gain exposure to the business side of private equity by working in-house with select private equity clients (including possible multi-week secondments).

Application Process

To apply for the Bay Area Private Equity Fellowship for the 2022 summer, please submit your materials to the Bay Area Fellowship Application Portal.

For more information, please email San Francisco Attorney Recruiting.