Nick Ustaski is a transactional associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Nicholas M. Ustaski, “To Kneel or Not to Kneel, To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Professional Athlete Political Speech and Social Media in the Workplace,” Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Employment Law Update, 2020 Edition

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member University of Delaware Hockey Alumni Association

Board Member St. Ignatius College Prep Ice Hockey Program

Member Texas Bar Association

Member of Houston Bar Association

Member of Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Texas
  • 2020Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of TechnologyJ.D.cum laude2019

    CALI Awards in Business Organizations and Employment Discrimination

    Chicago-Kent Certificate of Service for 50 hours of Pro Bono Community Service

    Chicago-Kent Law Review

    Editor, Chicago-Kent Employee Rights & Employment Journal

    Editor, Illinois Public Employee Relations Report

  • University of DelawareB.A., History (American History Concentration) & Foreign Languages and Literatures (Ancient Greek and Roman Culture Concentration)

    magna cum laude, with Distinction


    Men's Ice Hockey Captain — Named to ESCHL 2nd Team All-League for Ice Hockey

    William E. Meakin Award for Excellence in Academics and Community Service

    Alumni Award for Academic Achievement

    Thomas J. Craven Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Subject of History