Lindsey Simmons is a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Lindsey has broad experience representing clients in government enforcement defense, internal investigations, and a variety of litigation matters. She's defended corporations in government investigations and other criminal and regulatory proceedings in connection with various allegations and has extensive experience in mobile source enforcement actions and investigations rising under the Clean Air Act.

In addition to her experience representing clients in internal investigations and government enforcement matters, Lindsey represents clients in related civil litigation, including in class actions and multi-district litigations in the banking, financial services, and automotive industries.

In 2018, Lindsey received the Pro Publica Award from the New York Legal Aid Society for her work in vacating the conviction of a wrongfully incarcerated client who spent 25 unjust years in prison. She regularly represents indigent clients in criminal cases and has represented veterans before service branch review boards to upgrade veterans' discharge status.

In 2020, Lindsey received the Democratic Nomination for Missouri's Fourth Congressional District.


Thought Leadership


“CFPB Issues Final Rule on Arbitration Agreements in Financial Products and Services Contracts," The Banking Law Journal, October 2017


New York Legal Aid Society, Pro Publica Award, 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois
  • 2016, New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2015

    Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy

    Articles Board, Journal on Litigation

    Case Assignment Director, Harvard Defenders

  • University of South DakotaM.A., Englishmagna cum laude2012
  • Missouri Valley CollegeB.S., History; B.A., Englishsumma cum laude2010


    Student Body President