Ms Maureen Dixon > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Maureen S. Dixon is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office, focusing her practice on debt financing transactions. Maureen represents private equity groups and private and public borrowers in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buy-outs, bridge-debt facilities, asset-based financings, cross-border transactions, workouts, restructurings, DIP and exit financings, first-lien, second-lien, mezzanine and subordinated debt financings.


Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006 cum laude; University of Notre Dame, B.S., Biological Sciences, Economics, magna cum laude, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

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Maureen Dixon – Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP maintains a considerable market share of the borrower-side debt finance market, and hits strong numbers with regards to both deal count and total deal value. Private equity work is the real specialty of the group, which works with market-leading companies such as Blackstone Inc., Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and KKR on leveraged buyouts across a number of industries, though the firm is also capable in restructuring matters. The department’s central hub is in New York, home to Melissa Hutson and Jay Ptashek, though the firm’s market position is thanks in part to its national coverage; Michelle Kilkenney and Maureen Dixon are based in Chicago, while David Nemecek and Eric Wedel spend much of their time in Los Angeles. The firm added to an already deep bench with the arrival of the ‘practical, responsive, knowledgeable’ Rachael Lichman from Baker Botts L.L.P. in March 2021. Linda Myers retired in February 2022.