Carolina Velarde is an antitrust and competition associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her work focuses on mergers and acquisitions with regulatory antitrust concerns for deals before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Carolina was an associate in the DC office of a leading law firm where she practiced antitrust and competition.


Thought Leadership


“Home-Field Disadvantage: How the Organization of Soccer in the United States Affects Athletic and Economic Competitiveness,” 117 Mich. L. Rev. 963, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Antitrust Section

Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020District of Columbia
  • 2020New York


  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.2019

    Irving Stenn Jr. Award, 2019

    Notes Editor, Michigan Law Review

    Co-President, Michigan Law's Latino Law School Students Association (LLSA), 2017–2018

    Student Attorney, Michigan Innocence Clinic, 2017–2019

  • Georgetown UniversityB.S., Science Technology & International Affairs2014