Christie Alcala is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and is a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Christie has extensive experience with employment and labor aspects of U.S. and multi-jurisdictional business transactions. She also counsels clients on day-to-day HR and personnel issues, including wage and hour issues; implementation and drafting of employment-related policies and procedures; onboarding, terminations and reductions in force; union issues; internal investigations; drug testing; employee privacy rights; and the resolution of labor and employment-related disputes. In addition, Christie advises clients on non-competition and non-solicitation matters, and negotiates and drafts executive employment agreements, severance agreements and other employment-related contracts. Christie has represented employers in disputes involving wage and hour violations, employment contracts, discrimination, and other statutory and common law claims in state and federal agencies and trial and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions


Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation since 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Texas


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2010

    Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

    Teaching Quizmaster

  • University of St. ThomasB.S., Biology; Philosophy Minorwith Honors1995
    The Distinguished Biology Graduate