Carolyn Aiken is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Carolyn's practice focuses on debt financing transactions, including private equity investments and leveraged acquisitions, funds finance and general corporate finance.


Memberships & Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Illinois
  • 2013Virginia


  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of LawJ.D.2013

    Washington University Law Review, Editor in Chief

    Women’s Law Caucus, President

  • Washington University in St. LouisM.B.A., Corporate Finance and Investments Platform2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Business Administration — Marketingwith Honors2005
    Top 100 Senior

Other Distinctions

VA Accredited Attorney, United States Department of Veterans Affairs