Austin is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles and Bay Area offices. Austin represents high-profile clients in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country, including complex commercial litigation matters in the areas of securities fraud, shareholder derivative suits, RICO (plaintiff and defendant), real estate and construction litigation, False Claims Act liability, toxic tort, unfair competition and class action defense. Austin’s practice includes both plaintiff and defense-side work, with particular emphasis on matters in California state and federal courts.



“Future Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2020–2024

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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