Steven D. McCormick

Retired Partner Litigation


Steve McCormick was with Kirkland's Litigation Practice Group for 43 years. He tried cases as lead counsel in 24 different federal and state courts in every region of the country, as well as to arbitration panels in New York, Chicago, Mexico City, and Brussels.


  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 10 Winning Trial Lawyers of 2006

  • Recognized by peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers® for Business Litigation, "Best Lawyers in America," Woodward & White

  • Head of Kirkland & Ellis in-house trial advocacy program from 1995 to 2010. Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Integrated Trial Advocacy course since 1995



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1971Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1971
    Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of Notre DameA.B.maxima cum laude 1968