Overview

Allison Ray is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

Before joining Kirkland, Allison served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago for four years, where she obtained convictions in several jury trials and argued appeals before the Seventh Circuit on behalf of the United States. Allison also served as a clerk to Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Illinois

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2012

    Managing Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation

    Dean’s Scholar Prize for Constitutional Law: First Amendment

    Rappaport Fellowship in Law and Public Policy

    Resident Tutor in Law, Winthrop House at Harvard College

  • Harvard CollegeA.B., English & Religionmagna cum laude2008
    Phi Beta Kappa