Alexander J. Straka

Associate Debt Finance


Alex Straka is a debt finance associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, "Foreign Law Students in the U.S.: A Preliminary Assessment," University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1488, October 4, 2019

Comment, “Neither Seen Nor Heard: Impeachment by Prior Conviction and the Failure of the Wisconsin Rule to Protect the Criminal Defendant-Witness,” Wisconsin Law Review 1193, 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019Illinois
  • 2019Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2019

    Wisconsin Law Review

    CREECA-Carnegie Project Fellowship, 2018–2019

    Order of the Coif

  • La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonM.P.A., International Affairs2015
    Pi Alpha Alpha Honors
  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.A., Economics & Political Science2014
    Scholastic Academic Distinction