Katherine Canning is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation in federal and state court. Katherine also maintains an active pro bono practice. Before joining Kirkland, Katherine served as a law clerk to Judge Henry F. Floyd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York
  • 2018District of Columbia


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Illinois Circuit Court, Cook-Chancery Division (pro hac vice)
  • Washington Superior Court, King County (pro hac vice)


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2016

    Notes Editor, Duke Law Journal

  • Duke University School of LawLL.M., International and Comparative Law2016
  • Wofford CollegeB.A., Government & Spanishsumma cum laude2013