Subash Iyer is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, critical trial motions, and strategic counseling. Subash has drafted Supreme Court, appellate, and trial briefs in a variety of substantive areas, including arbitration, bankruptcy, constitutional law, criminal law, federal energy regulation, labor and employment, products liability, and tribal law. He also advises clients on novel and cutting-edge legal issues in litigation and regulatory matters.

Before joining Kirkland, Subash served as law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Subash also previously worked for Bancroft PLLC.


Thought Leadership


Student Note, "Resolving Constitutional Uncertainty in Affirmative Action Through Constrained Constitutional Experimentation," 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1060 (2012)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017District of Columbia
  • 2014New York

Court Experience

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2013

    University Graduation Prize (first in class)

    Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review

  • Columbia UniversityB.A., Economics-Mathematicssumma cum laude2007