Madelyn Morris is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has represented clients in federal and state courts, as well as US and international commercial arbitration, in matters involving commercial contracts, securities litigation, defamation, bankruptcy, voting rights, and criminal law.


Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

"Grubhub Looks To Toss Investors' Claims That Execs Hid Info," Law360, November 12, 2020


Co-author, "Counsel's Table Should Mirror Real-Life Diversity," New York Law Journal, November 11, 2016


'Litigator of the Week,' The American Lawyer's Litigation Daily, October 2020 

Runner-up for 'Litigator of the Week,' The American Lawyer's Litigation Daily, September 2020 

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2014–2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois
  • 2014, New York


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2014

    Order of the Coif

    Jacob Burns Medalist

    Deans Merit Scholarship

    Associate Editor, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

  • Brown UniversityB.A., Historywith Honors2008
    UTRA Fellowship for Research on U.S. Civil War Prize Law, Sequestration and Naturalization