Ridge Blanchard is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focuses on government investigations and congressional oversight. He regularly provides strategic counsel to major financial institutions and other industry-leading clients facing corporate crises and high-stakes reputational matters.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Ridge was an associate at WilmerHale and served as a law clerk to Judge Lance M. Africk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has also worked as a legislative assistant in a leading public policy and regulation group at another D.C. firm and as a legislative aide to former Representative Jeff Landry (R-LA).



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2017

    Order of the Coif

    Duke Law Journal

    James S. Bidlake Award Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

    Dean's Award, Civil Procedure

  • The George Washington UniversityM.P.S., Political Management2013
  • Georgetown UniversityB.A., Government & Frenchmagna cum laude2011