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, Bain Capital, Eli Lilly, Infineon Technologies, Lazard, Moelis & Co., Nexstar Media, 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 recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A and he was highlighted by clients for being “very responsive and thoughtful,” while Chambers Global mentioned he is “always offering a practical approach to solving problems, and has excellent domain experience.” He was chosen by Law360 as a 2017 MVP for being “at the forefront of some of the biggest transactions in the past year.” Sarkis is also lauded for his work in connection with shareholder activism defense, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 US from 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