Overview

Ned Hillenbrand is a general litigation partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles office. He has represented multiple Fortune 500 companies in matters concerning contract disputes, securities laws violations, and government and internal investigations. He has also assisted the independent monitor of the world’s largest auto manufacturer and a prominent investor-owned utility company. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and securities litigation.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

United States v. Textron: The Right Answer to a Billion-Dollar Question,” 68 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1973 (2011) 

Recognition

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award (2016, 2017)

Guest Legal Writing Lecturer at the USC Gould School of Law (2018)

California ChangeLawyers 1L Diversity Scholars Program

Washington and Lee University School of Law Young Alumni Counsel

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York
  • 2016California

Courts

  • 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 Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2012
    Lead Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review
  • Dartmouth CollegeB.A.2007