Overview

Michael Esser is a partner in Kirkland's San Francisco office. His practice focuses principally on complex commercial litigation in federal and state court. Prior to joining Kirkland, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard C. Tallman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Recognition

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2011 & 2012

Member, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Associates Committee, 2013 & 2014

Liaison, Kirkland & Ellis LLP All Student Associations Diversity Initiative, 2014 & 2015

Member, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Technology Advisory Group, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of California, Litigation Section

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2009
    Senior Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • University of California, DavisB.A., Historycum laude2006

    Dean’s List

    Captain, Men’s Lacrosse Team