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Colleagues for Life

At Kirkland & Ellis, we owe our success to our people — present and past — and are dedicated to remaining colleagues for life. Whether you retire from the Firm or leave as an associate, Kirkland appreciates your contribution and will continue to invest in your career.

A network is your strongest asset. The Kirkland & Ellis Alumni Engagement Program connects our esteemed alumni through the AlumniLink website, engaging networking and pro bono events, and life-long career support.

AlumniLink is a Kirkland exclusive site that provides our attorneys and alumni with resources at your fingertips. Benefits of AlumniLink include:

  • Alumni Directory

  • Alumni Events: Visit our video library

  • Alumni News

  • Career Support

We know that not all attorneys follow the same path. The Kirkland CareerLink (KCL) program has been designed to aid our attorneys and alumni with confidential job search assistance and specific resources to help shape the direction of their careers. Benefits of CareerLink include:

  • Resume Review & Marketing Material

  • Exclusive Job Postings

  • Networking Assistance

  • LinkedIn Tips

  • Confidential Career Coaching: Contact a Career Coach

Go To Career Link

Questions? Contact Chiara Wrocinski, Senior Director of Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development, or email [email protected].

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Mars Inc.
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

After graduating from the George Washington University School of Law and completing a clerkship in the Federal Circuit Court, John Donofrio joined the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis in 1989. Soon after, in 1990, he was tapped to join a hard charging team led by Glen Hess and Bill Pratt in the newly opened New York office. Attorneys included Stephen Johnson, Fred Tanne, Eunu Chun, Jonathan Putnam, Joe Serino, Marge Lindblom and Frank Holozubiec...

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Sherman J. Clark
University of Michigan Law School
Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law

By the time Sherman Clark arrived at Kirkland & Ellis in the spring of 1992 — the Monday after his graduation from law school — he was already a husband, a father and an army veteran. And while he’d just graduated from Harvard Law School, his undergraduate degree came from Towson State University in his native Baltimore...

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