Lesley Rae Hamilton is a corporate associate in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Lesley’s practice is focused primarily on the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including strategic and leveraged acquisitions.


Thought Leadership


“Sex Trafficking Legislation Under the Scope of the Harm Principle and Moral Panic,” 67 Hastings L.J. 531 (2016).

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, 3000 Miles to a Cure, Co.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the LawJ.D.magna cum laude2016

    Order of the Coif

    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Torts, Law & Economics, and Deals

    Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Law Journal

    Student Leader of the Year

    Pro Bono Distinction

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel HillB.A., International Studies2009