Mr Ragan Naresh > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Ragan Naresh litigates complex civil disputes in federal courts, state courts, and arbitrations across the country, with a focus on cases in the energy, agriculture, and telecommunications sectors. Ragan represents clients from pre-trial briefing and discovery through trial and appeal, and has achieved numerous significant outcomes from his clients. For example, Ragan was recently recognized for his work in obtaining a series of favorable rulings for client Chesapeake Energy in Ohio, including entry of summary judgment in two certified statewide class actions. Ragan’s work has been recognized by Super Lawyers, where he was named a “Rising Star” five times, and by the Legal 500 for his work in energy litigation.

Ragan also has significant experience litigating class actions and multi-district litigations. Ragan has represented clients in class actions filed in more than twenty states, and has represented clients at all stages of the class action process—including class certification and trial. Ragan frequently lectures on class actions at the D.C. Bar and the Federal Bar Association, and has written numerous articles on that topic. In 2018, Ragan was recognized by Law360 as one of six attorneys nationwide as a “Rising Star” for his work in class action litigation.

Ragan maintains an active pro bono practice. For example, Ragan and a team of Kirkland lawyers, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, recently won a precedent-setting judgment holding neo-Nazi defendants liable for hate crimes and harassment after Kirkland’s client was elected as the first female African-American student body president of American University. Ragan also represents clients in immigration and asylum proceedings on a pro bono basis.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007, Order of the Coif; Tulane University, B.A., Political Economy & German Studies, 2001.