Sarah P. Herlihy

Assistant General Counsel Litigation

Overview

Sarah P. Herlihy is the assistant general counsel of Kirkland & Ellis and a partner in the litigation department in Kirkland’s Chicago office. In addition to working on professional responsibility matters for the firm, Sarah has represented a variety of clients in numerous industries and has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent conveyance, franchise law, and professional malpractice matters. Throughout her career at Kirkland, Sarah has represented various clients including BP, Aon, General Motors, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., Ernst & Young, NES Rentals, and others.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

Note, Amending the Natural Born Citizen Requirement: Globalization as the Impetus and the Obstacle, 81 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 275 (2006)

Featured in Chicago-Kent Report from the Dean: Six Standout Professionals Reinvent Themselves as Law Students

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005Illinois

Court Experience

  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of LawJ.D.with High Honors2005

    Order of the Coif

    Kent Legal Scholar

    Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review

    Moot Court Honor Society:
    Winner – 2004 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition – Buffalo, New York
    Second Place Brief – 2004 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition – Buffalo, New York

  • Indiana UniversityB.A., Slavic Languages and Literature & Political Science1994