Cory is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s industry-leading Market Intelligence Team. The Market Intelligence Team leverages Kirkland’s global platform to analyze market developments, transaction themes and industry dynamics to provide market intelligence and strategic client advisory services to private equity sponsors.

Prior to rejoining Kirkland, Cory was the Executive Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Brookfield Financial, the advisory division of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $900 billion in assets under management, where he oversaw M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to Brookfield, Cory was a Vice President at Greenhill & Co., where he provided financial and strategic advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, spin-offs and corporate defense matters to public and private corporations in the diversified industrials and infrastructure industries.

Cory began his career as an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and has provided legal, financial and strategic advice to clients on transactions ranging in size from less than $100 million to greater than $10 billion.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2010
  • Michigan State UniversityB.A., Financewith Honors2007