Aulden Burcher-DuPont is of counsel in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice in internal and government investigations and complex commercial litigation focuses on electronic discovery strategy and data management and protection.
With more than five years of in-house experience, Aulden most recently served as Assistant General Counsel of Rent the Runway, a New York-based direct-to-consumer fashion platform and five-time honoree of the CNBC Disruptor 50. Aulden developed Rent the Runway’s product, transactional, and marketing legal practice after the company’s Fall 2021 IPO, most notably leading the cross-functional development and standardization of the company’s revenue-sharing terms and procedures used in more than 450 fashion partnerships.
Prior to Rent the Runway, Aulden was Legal Managing Director at Peloton Interactive, a New York-based connected-fitness technology company recognized by Fast Company as 2021’s Most Innovative Wellness Company. At Peloton, Aulden was a member of the legal leadership team, managing a team of attorneys and legal professionals across a wide range of operational functions, including supply chain, real estate, and commercial transactions. Aulden joined Peloton as it prepared for its Fall 2019 IPO and advised the company and its leadership team as a rapidly-growing public company throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, Aulden advised Peloton on the multiyear product development and launch of Peloton Corporate Wellness, the acquisition and post-merger integration of private companies and intellectual property assets, and the strategic development of various in-house legal operations functions, including enterprise contract management.
Before moving in-house, Aulden was an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP from 2015 to 2018. He began his career at Mayer Brown, LLP, where he worked in the New York and Paris offices. During his time at both firms, Aulden represented private and public companies and their respective directors across a broad-based range of complex commercial litigation and related internal and government investigations.
Aulden is very active in the mentorship and career development of junior associates at the firm and also maintains an active portfolio of LGBT+ pro-bono matters, which has included advocacy work for transgender youth seeking gender-affirming biographic updates and the constitutional defense of transgender service members’ right to serve in the U.S. military.
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2014New York
- University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.2013
- Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaCertificate in Business and Public Policy2013
- Duke UniversityA.B., Public Policy Studiesmagna cum laude2008
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduated with Highest Distinction from the Stanford School of Public Policy