Daniel Amato is a transactional partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Daniel represents corporate borrowers and private equity clients in connection with complex secured financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition financings, asset-based lending and other syndicated lending transactions.


Thought Leadership


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Political Economy and Unintended Consequences of Perpetual Trusts, 86 S. Cal. L. Rev. 637 (2013).

Memberships & Affiliations

New York City Bar, International Law Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014New York


  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.2013

    Order of the Coif

    Roger Sherman Memorial Price in Intellectual Property

    Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review

  • Boston CollegeB.A., Political Science2004

    Honors Program Distinction

    College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program