Diana Benton is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on mass torts and commercial litigation. She has represented clients in a broad array of matters, including products liability and toxic torts, industrial disasters, alter ego disputes, environmental litigation, breach of contract, trademark disputes and restructuring actions. Diana has counseled corporations and individuals across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing of consumer goods, chemical production, and oil and gas services. She has played an integral role in multi-district litigation and other cases involving federal and state courts and arbitrations, including examining witnesses in jury trials, overseeing expert discovery in mass litigation, arguing motions and appellate work.


Thought Leadership


CLE Panelist, “Winning at Trial in the Time of Covid,” Association of Corporate Counsel, February 2022


Author, "Seeking Warrants for Unknown Locations: The Mismatch between Digital Pegs and Territorial Holes," Emory Law Journal Vol. 68, No. 1, 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • Emory University School of LawJ.D.2019

    Order of the Coif

    Emory Law Journal

    Woodruff Fellow

    Dean's Teaching Fellow

  • Webster UniversityM.A., Business and Organizational Security Management2012
  • Stanford UniversityB.A., International Relationssumma cum laude2007
    Studied abroad in Santiago, Chile