Cory is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Cory has provided legal, financial and strategic advice to clients on transactions ranging in size from less than $100 million to greater than $10 billion. As a member of the private equity strategy and markets team, Cory leverages the Firm’s global platform to provide advice to clients and potential clients relating to market developments, transaction themes and industry dynamics.

Prior to rejoining Kirkland, Cory was an Executive Director at Brookfield Financial, the advisory division of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager with over $500 billion in assets under management, where he oversaw M&A transactions for external and internal clients. 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.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in New York
  • 2010, Illinois


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