John Song is a litigation associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. As both trial and appellate counsel, he has represented numerous clients in a broad range of matters, including breach of contract, securities fraud, consumer class action litigation, antitrust, and litigation over M&A and corporate control matters. He has experience litigating in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration.


Thought Leadership


Corporate Criminal Liability, in ANNUAL SURVEY OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME, 50 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 729 (2013) (co-author)

Are You My Lawyer? – Upjohn and the “Corporate Miranda Warnings” During Government Investigations, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION HEALTH LAW SECTION, Health eSource Vol. 12, No. 12 (2016)


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2014–2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015New York


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.2014

    Articles and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review

    Barrister’s Council, Appellate Advocacy Division (Moot Court)

  • Yale UniversityB.A., Political Science & International Studieswith Distinction2011

    Dupuy Graduation Prize

    Reginald L. Tucker Prize

    Crimson and Silver Prize