Russell King is a litigation partner in Chicago. He has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including cases involving contract disputes, fraud, accounting malpractice, and securities law violations, as well as experience conducting internal investigations related to both private and governmental claims. He serves on the Firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the LGBT Diversity Subcommittee, and the Chicago Pro Bono Committee.



2017 National LGBT Bar Association - Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

2010–2012, 2014–2017 Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award

Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Illinois


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.2009

    Winner, University of Pennsylvania Moot Court Competition (Keedy Cup) (Easterbrook, J. presiding)

    Lipman Redman Award for Best First-Year Appellate Brief

    Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.A., History2002

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Graduation with Distinction (top 10% of class)

    Paul J. Schrag Award for Undergraduate Writing in History