Michael Wester is a corporate partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


"Drawing a Line Between Rambo & Barney Fife: Overhauling the Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program in Order to Halt the Overmilitarization of America’s Police Forces," University of Illinois Law Review, 729, 2016

"Putting a Stop to New-Age Revenge: In the Age of Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, Privacy is Still Fundamental," University Of Illinois Journal Of Law, Technology & Policy, May 2014


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Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Illinois


  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2015

    University of Illinois Law Review

    Associate Editor, Elder Law Journal

  • Saint Louis UniversityB.S., Business Administrationcum laude2012