Mr Michael Falk > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Michael Falk advises clients in connection with executive and equity compensation, qualified and non-qualified employee benefits, and the compensation and benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions. His clients include public and private companies, private equity sponsors, tax-exempt entities, and individual executives. Mr. Falk is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches courses related to executive compensation and employee benefits. In addition, Mr. Falk is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of executive compensation and employee benefits topics.


University of Illinois, College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998; Northwestern University, B.A., Philosophy, 1994.

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United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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Michael FalkKirkland & Ellis LLP

Noted for its expertise in the oil and gas, energy and technology sectors, Kirkland & Ellis LLP acts for public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in high value M&A transactions, restructuring mandates and Chapter 11 cases. Key clients include NortonLifeLock, Thoma Bravo and Bristol Myers Squibb Company, among others. New York-based Scott Price advises clients on the executive compensation aspects of domestic and international mergers, in addition to representing executives and management teams in negotiating incentive compensation arrangements. In the firm’s Chicago office, Alexandra Mihalas focuses on ERISA issues arising out of acquisitions and sales by private equity funds, while Michael Falk handles defined benefit, deferred compensation and equity plans. Matthew Antinossi, who is also based in Chicago, has experience in ESOP transactions and advises on ERISA Title IV issues.