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Leading Private Equity and M&A Transactional Lawyer Taurie Zeitzer Joins Kirkland's New York Office

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Taurie M. Zeitzer has joined the New York office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Zeitzer joins the Firm from the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was a partner in the corporate department.

"Taurie is a talented lawyer with significant experience representing clients in the types of complex transactions that are the hallmark of our premier private equity and M&A practice," said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland's Global Management Executive Committee. "We enthusiastically welcome her to the Firm."

Ms. Zeitzer focuses her practice on M&A, private equity and complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, carve-out transactions, distressed acquisitions, joint ventures, co-investments and divestitures.

Ms. Zeitzer has completed numerous complex billion dollar-plus transactions on behalf of some of the largest and most sophisticated global private equity firms. She also frequently represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in related matters, including financings, follow-on acquisitions, dispositions and corporate governance.

"The demand for Kirkland's leading, experienced M&A and private equity attorneys continues to rise," said David Fox, a partner in the New York office, and member of Kirkland's Global Management Executive Committee. "Taurie, a dynamic and energetic young lawyer, will be a valuable contributor to our continued success."

Ms. Zeitzer holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. from Duke University.

"I am excited to join Kirkland & Ellis, and am energized by the opportunity to work alongside the Firm's outstanding lawyers and contribute to the growth of the New York office," said Ms. Zeitzer.

Kirkland has one of the most active and highly regarded international corporate practices, representing many of the world's largest public companies and more than 300 private equity firms on all types of transactions in every major market around the globe.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate and tax, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

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