Michael Tracht is a litigation associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, whose practice primarily focuses on complex commercial disputes, both domestic and international. His wide range of experience also includes internal investigations, financial-sector regulatory disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and matters in other areas. Michael is currently licensed to practice in New York and California.



New York Metro Rising Star in Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2020–2021

Memberships & Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee

National Moot Court Competition Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois
  • 2022, California
  • 2017, New York


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


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2016

    Moot Court Board

    The Order of Barristers

    Lawrence Green '77 Prize

    Executive Editor, NYU Moot Court Casebook

  • University of ChicagoB.A., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations2011
    General and Departmental Honors