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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Work Department

Corporate / Debt Finance


Linda Myers is a senior leader in Kirkland’s debt finance practice and serves on the Firm’s global management committee. She counsels private equity sponsors and companies in connection with leveraged buyout financings for acquisitions, working capital facilities, CP backup facilities, refinancings and other commercial banking matters. She also represents lenders in distressed transactions, acquisition financing and refinancings, and counsels debtors navigating through bankruptcy.

Linda has promoted diversity and inclusion, at Kirkland and across the profession, throughout her career and currently serves on the board of The Chicago Network, a preeminent organization of Chicago’s leading professional women. Linda also enthusiastically supports professional, educational, civic and cultural organizations. She serves on the boards and has done pro bono legal work for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Linda also sits on the board of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Chicago high school and is a member of the Parents Council to the Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis. She also serves on the boards of woman-founded private equity firm Kinzie Capital Partners as well as Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROCK).


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.; University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Hall of Fame)

Linda MyersKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP undoubtedly has one of the highest quality and most active borrower-led practices in the market, regularly topping the tables for both deal volume and activity. Private equity sponsor work has been the team’s bread and butter for almost as long as the industry has existed, and the firm’s roster of major clients is testament to its continued standing in the market. As demonstrated by the firm’s advice to the life sciences giant AbbVie on the financing of its Allergan takeover, the team is no stranger to the financing of major corporate acquisitions either. The firm’s fund clients are also gradually leading to greater exposure to the direct lender market, where lawyers are often advising the lenders. Chicago is home to several of the firm’s top debt finance lawyers, including Linda Myers, Michelle Kilkenney, and Maureen Dixon. New York is also an increasingly key centre for the firm, with highly-rated partners such as Jay PtashekDavid Nemecek (who divides his time between here and Los Angeles), Melissa Hutson, Jason Kanner, Eric Wedel, and Andrea Weintraub. Clients also rate the ‘top-notchChristopher Kirkham in San Francisco and Brian Ford in Los Angeles.