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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


David Fox was a member of Kirkland’s Global Executive Management Committee until 2019 and played a pivotal role in the leadership, culture and success of the Firm, and oversaw Kirkland’s New York office and its tremendous growth. David also established an elite M&A platform at Kirkland that is now recognized as a leading practice playing a major role on many of the market’s most significant transactions.

Prior to joining Kirkland, David spent 25 years with Skadden Arps where he was a senior partner and a member of the firm’s top governing committee.

Over the course of his legal career David advised boards of directors and senior executives on their most important transactional and crisis management situations, leading on hundreds of deals across a range of industries and geographies with an aggregate value exceeding $500 billion. David has been the recipient of numerous industry recognitions, including The Deal’s inaugural “M&A Lifetime Achievement” award, and has been consistently ranked among the top tier for M&A and corporate governance counsel.

David is a member of the board of directors of several public and private companies and non-profit organizations including the Park Avenue Armory, which is dedicated to giving one of America’s historic architectural treasures new life as a center for performing and visual arts. He is an advisory member of the board of New Alternatives for Children, which provides crucial support to families caring for medically fragile children. In addition, David is on the executive committee of the board of governors and an honorary fellow of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

(Hall of Fame)

David FoxKirkland & Ellis LLP

Equipped to support on market-defining, multijurisdictional deals across all major industries, Kirkland & Ellis LLP caters to a wide-ranging client roster of public and private companies, financial advisors and boards of directors. David Fox has transacted a colossal $500bn worth of deals throughout his illustrious career, while Daniel Wolf is a standout for cross-border and contested transactions, activism defense and governance matters. The practice, which predominantly consists of New York-based lawyers, is also home to Jonathan Davis, one of the market’s foremost names for SPAC-related transactions.