Nick Wasdin is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. He regularly represents Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes commercial disputes, including in multi-district, class action, and bankruptcy settings. He has tried numerous jury trials to verdict, and recently served as co-lead trial counsel in the largest MDL in American history. Nick’s presentations in the courtroom have been praised by a federal judge as "outstanding" and "as good as any that I've seen" in 18 years on the bench. Nick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.

    Michigan Law Review

    Clyde A. Dewitt Scholarship

    Honors, Legal Research and Writing

  • University of FloridaB.A., Political Science