Gavin Tisdale is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement proceedings. He has represented clients in litigation matters across a broad array of subject areas, including class actions, antitrust, constitutional issues, and securities investigations. In addition to his commercial clients, Gavin represents undocumented minor children and adults in asylum and other immigration proceedings.


Thought Leadership


A New Look at Constitutional Errors in a Criminal Trial, 48 Conn. L. Rev. 1665 (2016)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017District of Columbia
  • 2018New York


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • English
  • Spanish


  • University of Connecticut School of LawJ.D.2017

    First in Class

    Connecticut Scholar (Full Academic Scholarship)

    Editor-in-Chief, Connecticut Law Review

    A.L.I. Continuing Legal Education Scholarship & Leadership Award

    Exceptional Achievement in Scholarship Award

  • Boston CollegeB.A., Communications & Political Science2013

    Men’s Club Lacrosse Captain