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Reed Oslan, J.D., '87

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Reed Oslan, J.D., '87

I’ve tried cases all over the country and around the world. I’ve been lucky to have an exciting career.

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Reed Oslan, ’87, a partner at Chicago’s Kirkland & Ellis, received the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award in 2013.

Spirit of Philanthropy Awards honor those who have had a profound impact on IUPUI’s growth and development through their gifts and voluntary service.

Oslan credits what he learned from Professor Gerald Bepko’s commercial law class and Professor Larry Jegen’s tax classes with giving him “a foundation that I still stand on today,” he said. “I’ve tried cases all over the country and around the world. I’ve been lucky to have an exciting career.”

His gratitude for this good fortune has led Oslan to increase his previous $100,000 gift commitment to the law school by $50,000. The addition to Oslan’s gift will be evenly divided between the Gerald L. Bepko Endowed Chair and the Lawrence A. Jegen III Chair in Tax Law.

After graduating magna cum laude and as associate editor of the Indiana Law Review, Oslan worked for Ice Miller for about two and a half years before being recruited by several Chicago-based firms and deciding on Kirkland & Ellis. He’s been there ever since and is a senior partner in the litigation group.

The annual Spirit of Philanthropy ceremony and luncheon took place April 2, 2013, at the IUPUI Campus Center. The event is sponsored by IUPUI, Indiana University Foundation and the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.