Allison Wein is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Allison focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate matters. Her experience spans the range of M&A activity, including significant cross-border and contested transactions and activism defense.

Allison was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2020, recognizing her as one of five outstanding merger and acquisition lawyers in the nation under the age of 40. In 2019, she was named an M&A “Rising Star” by The Deal in The Dealmaker Quarterly. Allison has also been recognized for her work in mergers and acquisitions by IFLR1000 and Lawdragon and for her transactional work in the technology industry and the media and entertainment industry by The Legal 500 United States.



The Dealmaker Quarterly, Rising Star, 2019

IFLR1000, Mergers and Acquisitions – United States, 2019–2023

Law360, Rising Star: Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020

Lawdragon, 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, 2021, 2022 and 2024

The Legal 500 United States

  • Media and Entertainment: Transactional, 2020–2021
  • Technology Transactions, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2010
    Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of PennsylvaniaB.A.magna cum laude2004