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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Private Funds


Andrew L. Wright, P.C. is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading attorneys in the field of private investment funds. With more than two decades of experience counseling many of the industry’s largest and most prominent fund sponsors, as well as numerous boutique managers, Andrew has advised on hundreds of billions of dollars of private fund formations across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity, growth equity and leveraged buyout funds, funds focused on industry sectors such as technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, the financial sector and others, debt and credit funds, energy and infrastructure funds, emerging markets and other geographically-oriented funds, “hard asset” funds, co-investment funds, public equities and hedge funds, venture capital funds, feeder funds and fund-of-funds, and other private investment fund strategies. As the investment funds market has evolved, clients have routinely turned to Andrew to identify creative solutions and execute pioneering transactions such as: fund tender offers, general partner (GP)-led secondary sales, including both single-asset sales and “strip sales”, other cross-fund transactions, stapled secondaries, investment warehousing and other complex fund-related structures. Andrew also assists GPs in a broad range of internal firm as well as fund operational and regulatory matters.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999, The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Comment Editor; Harvard University, A.B., History and Literature, 1996, magna cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew WrightKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers a global service to its stable of major private equity sponsors, representing the likes of Thoma Bravo and Warburg Pincus in the formation of ultra-high-value funds with targets in a variety of industries. The team has extensive sector expertise, allowing it to support clients in the formation and management of private credit, real estate, infrastructure, and distressed credit funds, to name a few. The firm also supports emerging managers in the formation of new funds and private equity firms, providing continuous advice up to launch and beyond. Practice head John O’Neil is a global authority on fund strategies and operational issues, including spin-outs and succession planning. Andrew Wright specializes in the formation of multibillion-dollar funds, while Erica Berthou has significant expertise in emerging markets and strategic investments. Katrina Rowe has a growing profile in this space, working with major institutional and private sponsors on a variety of fund strategies and formats. Chicago-based Bruce Ettelson has over 30 years’ experience in advising major firms on fund formation. Also in the Chicago office is Katie St. Peters, who advises sponsors on a range of management and operational issues. All lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.