Taj Clayton is a litigation partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis. 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.
Taj has merited national recognition. Lawdragon recognized him in 2021 and 2022 as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Savoy named him one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” in 2022, and Benchmark Litigation honored him as a Future Star in 2021 and 2022. D Magazine recognized him as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” and Dallas Business Journal named him to its “40 Under 40.”
Taj 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, Taj began his career in sports working for the National Football League.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Fish & Richardson P. C.
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