Lilit Voskanyan is a corporate partner in the Palo Alto office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


"The 'End User' Exception to the Mandatory Clearing of Swaps," Westlaw Journal Derivatives (co-authored with Heather Traeger and Demetrios Xistris) (October 2012)

"SEC Interpretive Letter to Bank of America Merrill Lynch expands the Scope of Derivative Transactions under the Rule 144 Safe Harbor," TheCorporateCounsel.net (co-authored with Robert Plesnarski, Scott Lesmes, and David Lavan) (December 2011)

"FTC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Mortgage Assistance Relief Services," Journal of Bankruptcy Law (co-authored with Brian P. Brooks, Timothy J. Muris, and Maryanne S. Kane) (June 2010)

"CAFA v. Securities Act: Which Law Governs Class Action Removal To Federal Court?" Washington Legal Foundation, Critical Legal Issues: Working Paper Series (co-authored with Brian Anderson) (April 2009)

The Trademark Principal Register as a Nonpublic Forum, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1295 (2008)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York
  • 2013California


  • English
  • Armenian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2008
    Member, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • American University of ArmeniaMaster of Comparative Legal Studies2002
    Vartkess and Rita Balian Award
  • Yerevan State UniversityM.A., Spanish Language2002
  • Yerevan State UniversityB.A., Spanish Language and Literaturewith Honors2000
    University President’s Annual Award