Winn Allen is a litigation partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. He litigates complex commercial cases in federal and state courts across the country. Winn has handled cases on a broad array of subject matters, including antitrust, contracts, class actions, fraud, labor and employment, mass torts, mergers and acquisitions, products liability, securities, and unfair trade practices. Representative clients include BASF, Bain Capital, Caterpillar, Facebook, Honeywell, the State of Georgia, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He has resolved cases with motions practice, represented clients at numerous trials and preliminary injunction hearings, and argued multiple cases before the federal courts of appeals.

Before joining Kirkland, Winn served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.



In 2018, Winn was recognized in The National Law Journal’s “Litigation Trailblazers” list.

In 2017, The American Lawyer twice recognized Winn as a “Litigator of the Week” for his work on behalf of the State of Georgia and Honeywell.

In 2019, Benchmark Litigation recognized Winn as a Future Star for Appellate and General Commercial. In 2018, 2017, and 2016, Winn was recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.”

In 2015, Winn was recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Commercial Litigation.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Georgia
  • 2011District of Columbia


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2008

    Faculty Award for Academic Excellence (Highest GPA in Graduating Class)

    Jackson Walker LLP Award

    Order of the Coif

    Virginia Law Review, Articles Editor

  • Georgetown UniversityB.A.magna cum laude2005