Ms Erica Berthou > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Investment Funds


Erica Berthou is a senior partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group. Erica has counseled investment fund sponsors on hundreds of billions of dollars of private fund formations, separately managed accounts and joint ventures across a variety of strategies, including credit, debt, energy, infrastructure and real estate, worldwide. Erica has advised both sponsors and institutional buyers in connection with strategic investments in private investment firms. Erica regularly gives strategic advice to senior management of private equity firms on matters of strategic firm importance, including internal restructurings and succession planning arrangements. Representative clients include Antin, Blackstone, Carlyle, EQT, FFL, Glendon, GSO, I Squared, KPS, Oaktree and TPG.


Previously at Debevoise & Plimpton.


Private Investment Funds Forum
Board of Directors, USA Cycling Foundation


New York University School of Law, LL.M., Graduate Merit Scholar; Stockholm University, M.Sc.; Uppsala University School of Law, LL.M.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Erica BerthouKirkland & 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.