Katie Lencioni is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Katie’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has a wide range of litigation experience, with an emphasis on the insurance, pharmaceutical, and energy industries. She has litigated cases at both the trial and appellate stages in various state and federal courts, as well as in mediation.

Additionally, Katie actively participates in Firm committees, diversity initiatives, and recruiting efforts. She is currently the co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative committee and a member of the Associates Committee. She also regularly serves as a mentor and diversity liaison for law students.


Thought Leadership


Lawyers Getting Into Hot Water: Recent Sanctions and Disciplinary Cases — Digital Discovery Violations, Federal Bar Association (Chicago Chapter), May 2016


PILI Fellow, The John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Clinic

Memberships & Affiliations

Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Mentoring Program

Board Member, Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana Auxiliary Board

Mentor, Kirkland & Ellis Women’s Mentorship Program with Northwestern Law School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Illinois


  • English
  • Spanish


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2015

    Order of the Coif

    Virginia Bar Association Family Law Book Award

    Managing Editor, Virginia Law & Business Review

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityM.S., Education and Urban Educationsumma cum laude2012
  • University of FloridaB.S., Journalism; B.A., Political Sciencesumma cum laude2010

    Anderson Scholar of High Distinction in Political Science

    College of Journalism and Communications Excellence in Writing