Austin is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles office. Austin has successfully represented high-profile clients in federal and state courts; taken and defended depositions of key witnesses and experts; briefed and prepared arguments in connection with a variety of motions; and prepared key fact witnesses for trial. Austin has experience in wide-ranging complex commercial disputes, including experience with consumer fraud claims and other class action defense.



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