Brendan Ryan is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


The Evans Case: A Sixth Amendment Challenge to Florida's Capital Sentencing Statute, 67 U. MIAMI L. REV. 933 (2013)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Illinois
  • 2015District of Columbia
  • 2014Florida
  • 2014Massachusetts


  • University of Miami School of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2014

    Order of the Coif

    Articles & Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review

    Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board

    Soia Mentschikoff Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing

    Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Award (Excellence in Trial Advocacy)

    The Order of Barristers (Excellence in Oral Advocacy)

  • University of Notre DameB.A., Political Science & Spanish2008
    Radio Commentator for Notre Dame football and basketball games