Eliot Adelson is a partner in Kirkland's litigation department. His practice focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in a broad range of disputes, including antitrust, shareholder, bankruptcy-related and contract disputes. In the antitrust area, Eliot has litigated various matters for foreign corporations and individuals, including alleged price fixing. His securities defense and internal investigation matters cover fiduciary duties, securities, fraud and other corporate issues. Eliot has appeared in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels across the country.

Before joining Kirkland & Ellis, Eliot was a Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County.


Thought Leadership


Speaker, "International Cartel Investigation Updates: the latest trends in the U.S. and Europe," Hibiya-Nakata Antitrust Cartel Seminars, Japan, May, 2015.


Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Antitrust: Cartel, 2017–2019

Memberships & Affiliations

The Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999California


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1999
  • University of California, Los AngelesB.A., Political Science1996