Joseph Schroeder is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has experience drafting dispositive motions, briefs in opposition to class certification, and appellate briefs in complex consumer, antitrust, mass-tort, and ERISA actions.

Before joining Kirkland, Joseph served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, where he assisted the United States government in matters pending before the Supreme Court, and defended a criminal conviction at oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Joseph is a former clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with highest honors.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Highest Honors2015

    David M. Rubenstein Scholar

    Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

    Order of the Coif

    Staff Member, University of Chicago Law Review

  • University of TulsaB.S., Economics; B.A., Political Sciencesumma cum laude2012

    Outstanding Senior in Economics

    Phi Beta Kappa