Nathaniel Haas is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nathaniel has taken and defended depositions of key witnesses; briefed and presented arguments in connection with a variety of motions and appeals; and examined key witnesses at trial.

Nathaniel also maintains an active pro bono practice. He tried a weeklong jury trial on behalf of a tenant and secured a complete defense verdict that recognized the tenant was entitled to various COVID-19 eviction protections. He also obtained $140,000 for the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club in contested receivership proceedings after the Club was defrauded by a network of private charter schools, for which he received the Club's 2022 "Thank You For Your Service" award.

Nathaniel serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Prior to joining Kirkland, Nathaniel clerked for Judge Morgan B. Christen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Calif. Ruling Should Ease Cross-Border Business Concerns,” Law360, April 21, 2020

Co-Author, “California Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal Decision Barring Consensual Service by Mail on China-Based Parties,” Kirkland Alert, April 13, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California


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


  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.2018

    Graduate Certificate, Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review

    Honorable Mention for Best Oralist, Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot

  • University of Southern CaliforniaB.A., Political Science & Economicsmagna cum laude2015
    Dean’s List