Sarkis ‘is always available and responsive and is very practical and collaborative. He is both a lawyer and a business thinker.’” - Chambers USA

Sarkis Jebejian is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder activism defense. Sarkis’s clients include Accenture, BAE Systems, Bain Capital, Eli Lilly, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Infineon Technologies, Six Flags, Vista Equity Partners and WeWork.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. In 2021, Insider profiled Sarkis as one of 29 M&A lawyers “leading the way on billion-dollar M&A deals.” From 2013 to 2023, Chambers USA has recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A, and he has been highlighted by clients as “good at being a senior partner on a transaction whilst also getting into the weeds.” Sarkis is also lauded for his work in connection with shareholder activism defense, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 US in 2020 to 2023 for Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards.

Sarkis is a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of Carnegie Hall, which is dedicated to presenting extraordinary music to the widest possible audience with performances, educational programs and the cultivation of new artists.


Memberships & Affiliations

Carnegie Hall, Board of Trustees and Secretary

Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Board of Advisors

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Board of Directors and Secretary

New York City Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.1994
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia CollegeB.A.1991