Mike Oaks is a corporate associate in the Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses on representing private equity firms in complex business transactions.


Thought Leadership


"Waivers of Complementarity in the ICC: Legality and Implications," Cornell International Law Journal, 2021

Author, "Why Tuition Is Skyrocketing: An Inconvenient Truth," Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, The Issue Spotter, 2021

Co-Author, “Historical Language Dynamism and Humor: Some English Language Examples," Southern Journal of Linguistics, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Utah


  • English
  • Portuguese


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2022

    Myron Taylor Scholar

    Salzburg Cutler Fellow

    Honors Fellow

    Morris P. Glushien Prize

    General Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

  • Cornell Law SchoolLL.M., International and Comparative Lawcum laude2022
    Salzburg Cutler Fellow
  • Cornell SC Johnson College of BusinessM.B.A.2022
    President, JD/MBA Society
  • Brigham Young UniversityB.A., Englishcum laude2016
    Congressional Internship