Jesse Reising is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Before joining Kirkland, Jesse was a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the United States Justice Department. As a federal prosecutor, Jesse investigated and prosecuted companies and their executives for price-fixing, bid-rigging, fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and other crimes. Jesse served on prosecution teams that prosecuted several individuals and companies involved in international auto parts price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies, resulting in multimillion-dollar fines for the companies and prison terms for the executives. Jesse also led domestic investigations, including one involving allegations of fraud and collusion affecting hundreds of millions of dollars and another resulting in honest services fraud and money laundering charges.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University, Jesse clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge John J. Tharp on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.



Yale University Veterans Day Tribute Honoree for "positive and meaningful impact on lives of veterans" (Nov. 10, 2017)

Pacific Standard magazine, "Top 30 Thinkers Under 30" in the United States (June 5, 2017)

Youngest ever recipient, Decatur Public Schools' "Outstanding Alumnus of the Year" award (Nov. 12, 2016)

Featured in ESPN Sportscenter story covering recovery from serious neck injury (Nov. 21, 2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

Co-Founder, Board Member & Former Chairman of the Warrior-Scholar Project, a nonprofit that hosts academic boot camps to unlock the full potential of veterans transitioning from the military to college


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Illinois


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


  • Harvard Law School2015

    Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

    Heyman Federal Public Service Fellow

  • Yale UniversityB.A., Economics & Political Sciencewith Distinction in Economics and Political Science2011

    Academic All-Ivy League linebacker on the football team

    William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist

    Recepient of David Chantler Award