Tim Pickert is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing on complex commercial litigation matters. He has represented corporate plaintiffs in multiple fraud, breach of fiduciary and civil RICO cases, as well as in employment litigation matters involving breach of non-compete agreements and theft of trade secrets. On the defense side, he has successfully represented companies in class action lawsuits, including cases involving allegedly defective consumer products, large-scale data breaches, and environmental torts.

Tim also maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on representing LGBTQ persons, including successfully obtaining asylum on behalf of a Serbian refugee who had been persecuted because of his sexual orientation. Tim also has represented multiple individuals who have had their civil rights violated while being detained or incarcerated in violation of 42 U.S.C. §1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Kirkland Pro Bono Service Award, 2013–2017

Housing Volunteer of the Year, Legal Assistance Foundation, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Ambassadors, Legal Council for Health Justice


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2013
  • The George Washington UniversityB.A., Historysumma cum laude2010

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Carl Forman Prize in History