Aaron Nielson is an Associate Professor of Law at Brigham Young University and Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. Office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on antitrust and administrative law matters, as well as other questions of law arising in complex litigation. Aaron has particular experience regarding petitions for review of agency rulemakings and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. He has participated in litigation matters in courts throughout the country, including before the United States Supreme Court. Aaron also has experience involving regulatory agencies -- particularly with the Federal Trade Commission and the Food & Drug Administration.
Before joining Kirkland, Aaron served as a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge Jerry E. Smith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During law school, Aaron worked in the White House Counsel's Office and the Department of Justice. He also worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Federal Trade Commission.