Alison E. Beskin is an executive compensation partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Alison's practice focuses on the executive compensation aspects of public and private mergers and acquisitions. Alison also regularly advises on a wide range of related tax, securities and corporate governance matters, including the design and implementation of executive employment, retention and change in control arrangements and equity incentive compensation programs.

Alison received an A.B. in Music magna cum laude with a Certificate in Musical Performance from Princeton University and an M.Mus. in Performance, with Distinction, from the Royal Academy of Music. Alison received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editor of the Virginia Law Review.


Thought Leadership


“2021 Proxy Season: Executive Compensation Considerations,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, February 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

Former Member, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Committee, New York City Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • South Carolina


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2017
    Virginia Law Review
  • Royal Academy of MusicM.Mus., Flute Performancewith Distinction2014
  • Princeton UniversityA.B., Musicmagna cum laude2013
    Certificate, Musical Performance