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Gregg Kirchhoefer

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Gregg Kirchhoefer is a partner of Kirkland & Ellis where he founded the IP/technology transactions and outsourcing practices. His practice focuses on IP/technology matters, with particular emphases on outsourcing, IT, strategic alliances, licensing and M&A. His experience in outsourcing dates back over 35 years, and has involved several of history’s most significant outsourcing transactions and several seminal BPO and offshoring transactions. Gregg represents both customers and service providers in ITO, BPO, supply chain, contract manufacturing and ERP system matters. He is a Certified Outsourcing Professional and is an inductee in the IAOP Outsourcing Leadership Hall of Fame.


Saint Louis University School of Law, (J.D., 1982, cum laude); Saint Louis University School of Commerce and Finance (B.S.C., 1972).

United States: Media, technology and telecoms


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Gregg Kirchhoefer - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Outsourcing

Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago was one of the first firms to move into the outsourcing space in the 1980s and it is known for the ‘deep bench of experienced lawyers’ in its technology and IP transactions group, who can ‘get deals done quickly and efficiently’. Outsourcing is a key focus for the group and co-chairs Gregg Kirchhoefer and Neil Hirshman are recognised as experts in the field. Kirchhoefer and rising star Aaron Lorber acted for healthcare billing and revenue cycle management services provider Accretive Health in the renegotiation of its master services agreement with its largest client, which involved $6bn in revenue and the rebadging of 8,000 employees as part of a ten-year deal. Work for buy-side clients included assisting Patterson Medical Holdings with an information technology outsourcing (ITO) arrangement with NTT Data. Matthew Lovell and Daniel Lewis are also recommended.

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Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a large and experienced technology transactions practice which collaborates closely with the firm’s corporate, private equity and restructuring attorneys. Chicago-based Daniel Lewis, Matthew Lovell and Neil Hirshman acted for funds advised by Apax Partners in the $200m acquisition of 3M’s electronic monitoring business; and Seth Traxler advised Grubhub on its $287.5m acquisition of Yelp’s online food-ordering business, Eat24. The team also advised Blackstone-affiliated private equity funds on the $4.8bn acquisition of Aon’s technology-enabled benefits and human resources platform; assisted Bioreclamation, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, with the creation of a joint venture for the procurement of bio-specimens and related clinical and testing data. Other key Chicago advisers include Vladimir Khodosh, Gregg Kirchhoefer, Aaron Lorber, Matthew Lovell, Jeffery Norman PC and Min Wang, while Edward Sadtler, David MacDonald and Lisa Samenfeld are highly rated New York practitioners. In San Francisco, John Lynn is also widely praised.

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