Austin is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles office. Austin has successfully represented high-profile clients in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country, including complex commercial litigation matters in the areas of securities fraud, False Claims Act liability, real estate, RICO, toxic tort, unfair competition, and class action defense.



Future Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2020–2023

Adjunct Professor, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012California


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2012

    Moot Court Honors Program

    Roscoe Pound Semi-Finalist

    Outstanding Brief Writer Award

    ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competitor 

  • Williams CollegeB.A., Economics & Psychology2009
    Scholar Athlete, 2006–2008