Charles A. Koech is a corporate associate in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Charles draws on in-house experience with a global asset management company to advise clients on a broad range of legal, contractual, and regulatory issues. He has experience drafting and negotiating commercial and financial agreements and counseling clients on contractual disputes, compliance matters, and risk management issues. He works with clients across the financial services sector, including private equity funds, and a variety of other industries.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Charles was vice president and counsel at an international financial services and asset management company, where he assisted asset managers, mutual funds, and private equity funds with agreements and advised business units on legal issues and contract disputes. He also co-founded, established, and co-chaired the company's Legal Diversity and Inclusion Program, an initiative focused on increasing diversity within the department and engagement with external organizations focused on diversity and inclusion. Earlier, as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts, Charles handled jury and bench trials as well as criminal appeals.



Up & Coming Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D.2014

    Journal of Health and Biomedical Law

    Finalist, Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Competition

    Semifinalist, National Tax Moot Court Competition

  • University of Massachusetts AmherstB.S., Psychology2009