Byron Pacheco is a litigation partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has experience representing clients in complex disputes, both at the trial court level and on appeal, in a variety of substantive areas, including antitrust, breach of contract, class actions, fraud, labor and employment, and securities. He also has experience handling government and internal investigations and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Earlier in his career, Byron had clerkships for judges in the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, he was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.


Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, Stonewall Community Foundation

Puerto Rican Bar Association

New York City Bar Association Associate Leadership Institute Fellow

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.
    Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Harvard UniversityM.A., Government & Social Policy

    Harvard Graduate School Fellowship

    American Political Science Association Fellowship

  • Hamilton CollegeB.A., Government; History Minorcum laude

    with Honors

    Dean’s List

    U.S. Department of State Institute for International Education Boren Scholar

    Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

    Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society