Winn Allen is a litigation partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and class-action defense. 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 Bain Capital, BASF, Caterpillar, Facebook, Honeywell, the State of Georgia, United Technologies Corporation, 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.



Recognized by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week,” 2019

Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star for Appellate and General Commercial, 2019

Recognized in The National Law Journal’s “Litigation Trailblazers” list, 2018

Recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List,” 2016, 2017, 2018

Recognized twice by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week,” 2017

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Commercial Litigation, 2015


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