Josh Ellis is an associate in the Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Josh advises clients on the technology, intellectual property, information security, and data privacy related aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, private equity, and venture capital investments.

Prior to attending law school, Josh worked as a propulsion development engineer and project lead with Virgin Orbit. There, he managed the build of the company’s first successfully launched orbital rocket and was responsible for the development testing of the NewtonFour rocket engine.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022California


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2022

    Order of the Coif

    Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

    Doctoroff Business Leadership Program

    University of Chicago Law Review

  • University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessM.B.A.with Honors2022
  • Princeton UniversityB.S.E., Aerospace Engineering2015
    Sigma Xi