Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Byron Pacheco has joined the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He is based in the New York office.
Mr. Pacheco has experience representing clients in complex disputes, both at the trial court level and on appeal, in a variety of substantive areas, including antitrust, breach of contract, class actions, fraud, labour and employment and securities. He also has experience handling government and internal investigations and has maintained a strong pro bono practice.
“We are happy to welcome a rising star like Byron to our litigation practice here in New York,” said Sandra Goldstein, a litigation partner and member of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “He’ll be able to immediately add value to the wide range of complex litigation matters we are handling, from securities litigation to antitrust, class actions and commercial matters.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Pacheco clerked for judges in the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, he was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Pacheco is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and was a New York City Bar Association Associate Leadership Institute Fellow and a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder. He was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation.
“I’m excited to join Kirkland’s litigation practice and I’m really looking forward to working with such a dynamic and talented team of lawyers,” Mr. Pacheco said.
Mr. Pacheco is an alumnus of Stanford Law School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Hamilton College and Harvard University, respectively. He was previously an associate with Boies Schiller Flexner.