Bobby is a partner in the Litigation Group of the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on private equity and mergers & acquisitions-related disputes. Bobby is a full-service litigator and trial lawyer, and has managed all aspects of the civil litigation process, including mediation, motion practice, managing complex discovery projects, taking and defending depositions, coordinating with experts, preparing cases for trial and trying a case to verdict.
Bobby is also an experienced white collar attorney, and is a member of Kirkland’s Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group. He focuses his practice on international risk assessment, internal investigations, and anti-corruption compliance. Bobby has handled multiple internal investigations which have included allegations of bribery/corruption, financial fraud and regulatory violations. In these matters, Bobby has created substantive work plans, conducted witness interviews, led onsite inspections and helped create remediation recommendations.
In addition to his commercial work, Bobby maintains a strong commitment to pro bono law practice. He has won multiple contested proceedings in state and federal court on behalf of pro bono clients. Bobby has argued, and won, cases that have helped shield victims of domestic violence, secured damages for inmates who were denied adequate healthcare and expunged criminal records for people who had paid their debt to society.
Recognized as one of “Chicago’s 40 Game Changers” by Ariel Investments and WVON Radio (2020)
Certificate of Appreciation, Western District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Program
Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Scholarship Recipient
Memberships & Affiliations
Fellow, Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program
Co-Founder, “It’s Just [Black Lawyers Having] Lunch”
Mentor, LINK Unlimited
Member, Chicago Inn of Court
Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth
American Bar Association
Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.2012Pro Bono Award
- Howard UniversityB.B.A., Business Managementmagna cum laude2001