Evelyn Blacklock

Associate Appeals


Evelyn Blacklock is a litigation associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She focuses on issues and appeals in complex commercial litigation. Representative matters include serving as counsel for a media defendant in a defamation case with First Amendment implications, a medical device manufacturer in a product liability case with federal preemption overtones, a pharmaceutical company in a reverse payment antitrust lawsuit, a utility company in a securities fraud matter, and an Indian tribe in a water-rights dispute. She has also helped advise a pharmaceutical company and a nonprofit on executive power issues.

Before joining Kirkland, Evelyn served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Roberts at the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh at the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Sullivan at the Southern District of New York.



American Inns of Court Temple Bar Scholar, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2016
    Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Patrick Henry CollegeB.A., Governmentsumma cum laude2011