Mr Robert Goedert > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Position

Robert Goedert concentrates his practice in capital markets transactions and public company mergers and acquisitions. Robert has extensive experience in all types of public and private securities transactions, including initial public offerings, block trades, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, tender offers and exchange offers. Robert also regularly advises both public companies as well as private equity funds on complex corporate transactions involving public companies, including going-private transactions, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

In addition, Robert regularly advises publicly traded corporations and their executive officers and directors on corporate governance, SEC compliance and disclosure matters, stock exchange listing requirements, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 16 reporting, stockholder activism and proposals, executive compensation and fiduciary duties of directors and officers.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007; University of Notre Dame, B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt

Best known for its premier high-yield debt practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP also handles a solid volume of investment grade deals. The team has seen continued success in company-side deals, having secured mandates from a string of major corporate issuers over the past year. For example, New York-based Joshua Korff advised Kraft Heinz Foods on notes offerings totaling $3bn, while Chicago-based Robert Hayward assisted Boeing with senior notes offerings worth $1.5bn. Hayward also teamed up with Chicago-based Robert Goedert and Keith Crow to advise Kellogg, as issuer, on a two-tranche debt offering worth $1bn. The firm is also well known for its close relationships with private equity funds and routinely advises private equity sponsors on debt transactions. Other senior names include Chicago-based Dennis Myers, and New York partners Richard Aftanas and Christian Nagler. In 2019, Monica Shilling and Philippa Bond joined the firm’s Los Angeles office from Proskauer Rose LLP.