Stefan Atkinson is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s New York office.
Stefan works on a range of complex litigation matters in the United States and abroad, including securities, M&A and antitrust suits. He also regularly counsels companies and their directors on issues of corporate governance and litigation, often in connection with major strategic transactions. Stefan’s clients have included 3G Capital, Barnes & Noble, H.J. Heinz, Mylan, Pitney Bowes, Qualcomm, Starwood Hotels, Vitamin Shoppe, The Williams Companies and Xerox.
“Securities Litigation: Mapping A Strategy For Defending Against Fraud Claims,” (Panel Member) Corporate Disputes, December 12, 2019
"Choose Wisely — Drafting Governing Law and Forum Selection Clauses," Kirkland M&A Update, April 8, 2019
Recognized as a “Future Star” (NY) in Benchmark Litigation, 2020
Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer for M&A Litigation: Defense by The Legal 500 United States, 2019
Admissions & Qualifications
- New York
- University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2009
Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship (highest honor at graduation)
Managing Editor, Michigan Law Review
Order of the Coif
- Harvard UniversityA.B.cum laude2003
Captain, Harvard Rugby Football Club
President, Hasty Pudding Theatricals