Taj J. Clayton

by Justin Cates
Taj J. Clayton
Partner, Litigation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Taj Clayton is a Litigation Partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has been described as an “immensely talented” lawyer “who combines intellectual firepower and high emotional intelligence.” He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, major sports franchises, private equity firms, billionaires, and A-list celebrities in matters around the country.

His complex litigation practice is remarkably diverse with litigation and trial experience, including products liability, mass tort, antitrust, breach of contract, and a wide range of intellectual property matters.

Clayton has merited national recognition. Benchmark Litigation honored him as a Future Star in 2021 and 2022, Lawdragon recognized him in 2021 as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America, and Dallas Business Journal named him to its “40 Under 40.” D Magazine recognized him as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.”

Clayton is also a widely respected business leader. He serves on the board of Signify Health (NYSE:SGFY) and as an Executive Advisor to New Mountain Capital. He is an active civic leader engaged in international, national, and local nonprofit organizations. Prior to practicing law, Clayton began his career in sports working for the National Football League.

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