Jonathan Levin is a litigation and international arbitration associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


New EU-Mexico Trade Agreement: What Lies Ahead for the Future of ISDS?, New York Law Journal (May 18, 2018) (co-authored with Javier Rubinstein and Lauren Friedman).

Discovery in Cross-Border Disputes: Choosing Between Domestic Litigation and International Arbitration, New York Law Journal (March 9, 2018) (co-authored with Lucila Hemmingsen and Amanda Sampaio).

Note, From Nomad to Nation: On the Construction of National Identity Through Contested Cultural Heritage in the Former Soviet Republics of Central Asia, 50 N.Y.U. J. Int’l. L. & Pol. 265 (2018).

Through the Looking Glass: Transparency in Arbitration Costs and Costs Allocation, New York Law Journal (November 27, 2017) (co-authored with Javier Rubinstein and Lucila Hemmingsen).

Note, The Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts: Enhancing Party Autonomy in a Globalized Market, 13 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 271 (2016).

A Comparative Look at the New Hague Principles on Choice of Law & the Restatement (Second) of Conflicts of Laws Post Series, Letters Blogatory (July 30, August 27, & November 20, 2015) (co-authored with Ted Folkman).


Organizer and Panelist, “Young Perspectives in International Arbitration: Global Developments in Commercial and Investment Contexts," New York University School of Law (March 2018).


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2017–2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, Russian Division of UJA-Federation of New York

Member, Young ICSID

Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • English
  • Russian


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2017

    Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prize

    Robert McKay Scholar

    White & Case Orison Marden Fellowship

    Executive Editor of Submissions, New York University Journal of Law & Business

  • Rutgers UniversityB.A., English & Psychologysumma cum laude2013

    School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program Scholar

    School of Arts & Sciences Paul Robeson Scholar

    Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence

    John W. and Irene B. Perrine Scholarship for Excellence in English