Saghar Esfandiarifard is a litigation associate in Kirkland’s Los Angeles office. She has a wide-ranging complex commercial litigation practice, including breach of contract disputes, class action litigation, antitrust, bankruptcy, securities fraud, products liability matters, and white collar defense. She has represented clients in federal and state courts, government and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, and arbitration proceedings.



Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2017

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California
  • 2016New York


  • Farsi


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.2015

    Editor-in-Chief; Moot Court Honor Society

    Jacobs Burns Medalist

    Deans Merit Scholarship

    Intensive Transactional Lawyering (ITRANS)

  • University of California, Santa BarbaraB.S., Biopsychology; History Minor2011