Jacqueline Yap is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jacqueline's practice focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, including sustainable finance, corporate sustainability programs, ESG reporting and disclosure, ESG due diligence, Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, innovative climate solutions, and other ESG risks and opportunities.


Thought Leadership


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020District of Columbia
  • 2019California


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2019

    The George Washington Law Review

    President, Environmental & Energy Law Association, 2018–2019

    Research Assistant, Professor Robert L. Glicksman, 2018–2019

    Law Clerk, DC Bar Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Community, 2018–2019

  • Emory UniversityB.S., Environmental Sciences; B.A., East Asian Studies2015

    Dean's List

    Outdoor Emory Organization

    Violinist, Emory University Symphony Orchestra

    Study Abroad, University of Freiburg, Germany (Spring 2014) & Peking University, China (Fall 2014)