Ravi Shankar is a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Author, “Lead Paint: New York’s Highest Court Holds that Only a Single Policy Limit Applies to Claims from Multiple Families,” Jenner & Block, Insurance Law Update, January 2015

Author, “Florida Supreme Court Rules Third-Party Payments Satisfy Self-Insured Retention,” Jenner & Block, Insurance Law Update, April 2014

Author, “Fixing the Broken Public Policy Model for Molestation Coverage Cases,” ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation, March 2014

Author, “Taking Care and Control to Ensure Molestation Coverage,” ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation, December 2013

Author, “My Defining Experience as a Lawyer: Taking a Seventh Circuit Appeal,” The Circuit Rider, November 2013

Author, “Diving In … or Baby Steps? — Legal Process Outsourcing in Corporate Legal Departments,” ALM Legal Intelligence Special Report, October 2013

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, HB Litigation Conferences, 2014 Lead Litigation Conference, November 2014

Speaker, “Corporate Legal Departments Use of Alternative Legal Providers,” Chicago Bar Association, June 2014

Speaker, “The Legal Outsourcing Opportunity for Law Firms,” Chicago Bar Association, June 2012

Speaker, “IAOP Research,” International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, 2012 Outsourcing World Summit, February 2012


Named as a Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer Litigation Daily, May 14, 2020

Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014–2015, 2017–2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Harvard Law Society of Illinois, Second Vice President


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit2012


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2010

    Supervising Editor, Journal on Legislation

    Board Member, Prison Legal Assistance Project

  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Economicsmagna cum laude2007
    Northwestern University Debate Society, nationally ranked in policy debate