122 New Partners at Kirkland & Ellis

Oct. 1, 2018 — Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that 122 attorneys were promoted to partner effective Oct. 1, 2018.

The names, practice groups and office locations of the attorneys follow.

Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with 2,200 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.


NamePractice Area
Amanda C. BorderM&A/Private Equity
Katherine V. CoverdaleExecutive Compensation


NamePractice Area
Kourtney BaltzerIntellectual Property Litigation
Travis M. BayerRestructuring
Justin R. BernbrockRestructuring
Jeffrey S. BramsonLitigation
Matthew ColmanTechnology & IP Transactions
Britt CramerLitigation
Nathan J. DavisM&A/Private Equity
Brian DelaneyInvestment Funds
Bobby EarlesLitigation
Joshua A. FaulknerReal Estate
Billy FosterIntellectual Property Litigation
Kathryn E. GuilfoyleLitigation
Nicholas A. HemmingsenInvestment Funds
Ryan A. JacksonM&A/Private Equity
Susan V. KaiReal Estate
Michael P. KeeleyCapital Markets
Kimberly L. McGrathReal Estate
Daniel J. McQuadeInvestment Funds
Andrew T. MeyerM&A/Private Equity
Dan MonicoLitigation
Brett A. NeradLitigation
Zachary E. OswaldInvestment Funds
Greg PolinsIntellectual Property Litigation
Benjamin M. RhodeRestructuring
Mariska S. RichardsM&A/Private Equity
Matthew J. SchlosserM&A/Private Equity
Alexandra SchwarzmanRestructuring
Christopher J. ScullyInvestment Funds
David A. SernaCapital Markets
Ravi S. ShankarLitigation
Angela M. SnellRestructuring
Peter StachM&A/Private Equity
Karl StampflLitigation
Ryan P. SwanInvestment Funds
Jonathan K. TshiamalaLitigation
Nicholas WasdinLitigation
Eric L. WhiteLitigation


NamePractice Area
Benjamin AdelsonM&A/Private Equity

Hong Kong

NamePractice Area
Jennifer FengInvestment Funds
Han GaoM&A/Private Equity
Karen HoDebt Finance
Carmen LauM&A/Private Equity
Amanda TangCapital Markets
Tarun WarriarLitigation/Restructuring
Liyong XingInvestment Funds


NamePractice Area
Ryan J. CopelandDebt Finance
John D. FurlowM&A/Private Equity
Chris HeasleyM&A/Private Equity
Chad NicholsDebt Finance
Laura M. StakeInvestment Funds
Kyle M. WatsonM&A/Private Equity
Sarah E. WilliamsLitigation


NamePractice Area
Tom BartramM&A/Private Equity
Dipak BhundiaM&A/Private Equity
James EsterkinReal Estate Finance
Melanie J. JohnsonM&A/Private Equity
Tom McCarthyM&A/Private Equity
Philip McEachenFinancial Services Regulatory
Andrea RenoldInvestment Funds
Mike Robert-SmithAntitrust/Competition
Michael TaufnerCapital Markets
Jennifer F. WilsonTechnology & IP Transactions

Los Angeles

NamePractice Area
Kevin BendixIntellectual Property Litigation
Gavin C.P. CampbellLitigation
Annie ChengReal Estate
Faris N. ElrabieInvestment Funds
Austin G. GlassmanDebt Finance
Bianca Levin-SolerM&A/Private Equity
Nichole E. Lopez-TackettDebt Finance
Austin C. NorrisLitigation
Benjamin Maxwell SadunLitigation
W.F. Cody SonntagReal Estate


Name Practice Area
Dr. Thomas KrawitzM&A/Private Equity

New York

NamePractice Area
Carrie J. BodnerLitigation
Ryan K. BrissetteM&A/Private Equity
Jared M. BryantDebt Finance
Matthew FagenRestructuring
Elizabeth A. FreechackM&A/Private Equity
James Jian HuM&A/Private Equity
Luke R. JenningsCapital Markets
Samuel I. KaplanCapital Markets
Andrew D. KimballM&A/Private Equity
Adam KoolTax
Jayk KooperM&A/Private Equity
Sam KwonIntellectual Property Litigation
Terence Y. LeongLitigation
Thomas M. MarburyM&A/Private Equity
Duncan K.R. McKayDebt Finance
Jessica T. MurrayM&A/Private Equity
Keri Schick NortonM&A/Private Equity
Eddy ParkReal Estate
Michael J. PerglerInvestment Funds
Lauren H. RakowerM&A/Private Equity
Aaron D. ResetaritsIntellectual Property Litigation
Ryan RobertsTax
Christina ShinAntitrust/Competition
Michelle SixLitigation
Ian SpainLitigation
Yuli WangDebt Finance
Aparna YenamandraRestructuring

Palo Alto

NamePractice Area
Amir FreundIntellectual Property Litigation
Jonathan ManorM&A/Private Equity

San Francisco

NamePractice Area
Reza DokhanchyIntellectual Property Litigation
Jacob H. JohnstonLitigation
Barry S. Le VineInvestment Funds
Natalie M. LoganM&A/Private Equity
Austin S. PolletM&A/Private Equity
Kristen P.L. ReichenbachIntellectual Property Litigation
Christopher WynneInvestment Funds
Heidi YuenTax


Name Practice Area
Shuting QiM&A/Private Equity
Rongjing ZhaoM&A/Private Equity

Washington, D.C.

NamePractice Area
Devin S. AndersonLitigation
Ronald K. Anguas Jr.Litigation
Kathleen A. BroganLitigation
Tracie BryantLitigation
Abigail E. LauerIntellectual Property Litigation
Christopher J. ManerLitigation
Kasdin Miller MitchellAppellate Litigation
C. Harker Rhodes IVAppellate Litigation

NOTE:  In general, the admission date will be October 1, 2018, or such later date when any necessary regulatory requirements have been satisfied.

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