Reed Oslan is a retired litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office. Reed has extensive experience in handling environmental, commercial, transactional and international disputes. Reed has devoted substantial time to handling venture capital-related disputes and to litigating in the context of bankruptcy proceedings.

Reed was mentioned in the following articles for his representation of Conseco, Inc. in its litigation against former CEO Stephen Hilbert:

Conseco Wants Its Pound of Flesh

Dunning the Deposed Boss
The Wall Street Journal

Turn of Fortune: In Collection Battle, Conseco Ex-CEO is Fighting Back
The Wall Street Journal


Thought Leadership


“CFOs Find a New Role as Legal Strategists,” CFO Magazine (November 7, 2018)


Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Trade Secrets, 2017–2018

Named a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for his work on behalf of Bracket Holding Corp., June 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1990, Illinois
  • 1987, Indiana (inactive)


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude1987
    Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review
  • University of Colorado at BoulderB.A.1984