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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

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

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Lindsey Oken
Senior Law Clerk
New York Court of Appeals

Alumnae Lindsey Oken’s Kirkland career journey began as a 2012 summer associate and led to an exciting path as a Kirkland litigation associate and her current role as Senior Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Garcia, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, who is also a Kirkland alumnus.

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Matt Ritter
Comedian, Writer, and Senior Director of Legal Recruiting for Lateral Link

From practicing M&A law in Kirkland’s New York office to pursuing comedy in Los Angeles, Kirkland alumnus Matt Ritter has had quite the creative career journey since leaving Kirkland. He currently works as Senior Director of Legal Recruiting at Lateral Link, hosts a top rated legal themed comedy podcast “Legally Insane” and recently hosted a business podcast “Safe for Work”. He also tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has had great success writing and producing television shows. While he no longer practices law, he’s found a way to weave his legal background across his career.

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