Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Linda Myers leads Kirkland & Ellis’ debt finance practice and serves on the global management committee, and is also a strong advocate for diversity. Linda helped found the firm's Women’s Initiative, which provides mentoring and professional development opportunities. She also developed the Diversity Integration Task Force, which makes sure their diversity policies are implemented. Linda also serves on the board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.

In addition to recognition for its women’s initiative, Kirkland received the first Award for Workplace Equality Innovation from the Human Rights Campaign for the development of an initiative that reaches out to LGBT student groups around the country. The firm has also sponsored 140 fellows through its Diversity Fellowship Program. Kirkland & Ellis was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2017: Joseph A. Loy; 2016: William Joseph Benitez; 2015: Atif Khawaja; 2014: Jeanne M. Heffernan; 2013: Barack S. Echols; 2012: Diana M. Torres; 2011: Elizabeth L. Deeley

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Alexia Renee Brancato, Jonathan K. Tshiamala; 2016: Tracie L. Bryant, Aparna Yenamandra; 2015: Vikas Didwania, Maggie Flores 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2016: Claudia Diaz-Alemany, Suiwen Liang, Heather Lui, Yvette Sokei; 2014: Sarahi Constantine Padilla; 2013: Esther Lukman, Chautney McMillian

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015)

Member: Linda Myers

Diversity Professional: Rina Alvarez

Communications: Kate Slaasted