Jennifer Avery-Emani is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jennifer focuses on complex transactions including leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate representations for private/family owned companies, publicly held corporations, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies.


Thought Leadership


“Series LLCs: Nuts and Bolts, Benefits and Risks, and the Uncertainties that Remain” (Texas Journal of Business Law, 2012).

“Analysis and Guidance for Use of Earnout Provisions” (ABA M&A Section, 2010).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Illinois
  • 2011, New York
  • 2008, Texas (inactive)


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2008

    Justin Miller Award for Integrity

    James S. Bidlake Memorial Award for Superior Achievement in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing

  • Duke University School of LawLL.M., International and Comparative Law2008
  • Stanford UniversityB.A., American Studies (Politics, Policy, Economics); Spanish Language Minor2000
    Black Student Association Honor Roll