Kristin Rose is a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts, as well as regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Kristin has represented clients in a variety of substantive areas, including securities and shareholder litigation, restructuring litigation, employment litigation, commercial contracts, and unfair or deceptive trade practices litigation. Kristin was recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2020 for General Commercial Disputes, and as a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021. She is a member of the group recognized by The Recorder as the Securities Litigation Department of the Year in 2015.



Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, 2020–2021 

The Legal 500 United States, General Commercial Disputes, 2020 

Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2012–2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011California


  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2011

    Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law

    Barristers’ Council - Moot Court

  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Political Economywith High Distinction2008
    Phi Beta Kappa