Mr Jeffrey Willian > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Jeffrey Willian is a senior litigation partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. As lead trial attorney, he has obtained many nationally recognized results in forums throughout the country. His practice focuses on complex financial disputes, securities, corporate governance, frauds, engineering and construction failures, and real estate-related matters. As noted below, Jeff’s efforts have resulted in billions of dollars in favorable awards and savings for his clients.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

At Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the construction practice acts in high-stakes and high-value disputes cases, while also providing services in contract negotiation and drafting, project oversight and pre-litigation counseling. Based in New York and Chicago, Jeffrey Willian has advised on several build and engineering cost defects and overruns. The rest of the team is mostly Chicago-based, where Hariklia Karis often acts in alleged breach of contract and ensuing settlement cases, while Elizabeth Hess specialises in professional liability cases involving architects, engineers and sub-contractors. Of counsel James Nowacki lists architects, contractors and owners among his clients for industrial, transportation, office building and manufacturing-based work.