Devin Heckman is a tax partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he advises clients on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and joint ventures.


Thought Leadership


Co-author with R. Holo, “Inversions Inside Out,” 145 Tax Notes 1015, December 2014

Co-author with D. Gamage, “A Better Way Forward for State Taxation of E-Commerce,” 92 Boston University Law Review 483, 2012


Recognized in the 2022–2024 editions of the International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide for California: Transactional Tax

Recognized in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 United States for US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Selected to the 2015 and 2016 editions of the “Rising Stars” list published by New York Metro Super Lawyers, and the 2018–2024 editions published by Northern California Super Lawyers

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, New York State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017California
  • 2012New York


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2011
    Articles Editor, California Law Review
  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Classicswith Highest Honors2008
    Phi Beta Kappa