Nicolas Molina, Jr. is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense matters, government enforcement actions and complex civil litigation. Nic's broad experience includes multifaceted commercial litigation, sensitive internal investigations, insider trading allegations, regulatory compliance issues, M&A disputes, shareholder derivative suits, securities class actions and international arbitrations. Nic also provides counseling on cybersecurity and data privacy law compliance and corporate governance matters. Nic's diverse experience spans both federal and state court practice and presentations before government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Nic has extensive experience in motion practice, mediations, trials and appeals.

Nic is also committed to providing free access to legal services and maintains an active pro bono practice. In his pro bono work, Nic has assisted victims of gender-based violence, helped overturn wrongful convictions and represented clients seeking asylum. Nic also invests significant time through volunteer work in public schools and assisting in community legal clinics.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021California
  • 2017New York


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.2016

    Senior Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation

    Lead Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review

  • University of California, Los AngelesB.A., Historysumma cum laude2012

    with College Honors

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Dean's List