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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Email:
Web:
www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jeffrey Hammes, Chicago, USA

Jeffrey Hammes

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-2476
Email:
Web:
www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Prior to taking on the full-time role of Chairman of the Kirkland & Ellis Global Management Executive Committee, Jeffrey C. Hammes concentrated his practice on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and going private transactions.

Career

Jeff joined Kirkland in 1985, became partner in 1991 and has served as Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee since 2010. He is serving his third term in the role. Jeff has led Kirkland through a period of significant growth and has been integral to the Firm’s expansion around the world. In the United States, he established Kirkland’s presence in the Bay Area as a founding partner of the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and led the opening of the Firm’s office in Houston. He led Kirkland’s entrance into Asia with the opening of the Hong Kong office in 2007. He also led and oversaw the significant transformation and growth of Kirkland’s New York and London offices. Jeff was a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen from 1980-82.

Member

Certified Public Accountant, Illinois. Member of the Wisconsin School of Business Dean's Advisory Board; Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Dean's Advisory Board; Ravinia Festival Association Board of Trustees.

Education

University of Wisconsin (BBA, 1980); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1985).

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