Overview

Cory is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s industry-leading Strategy and Markets team. The Strategy and Markets 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 $700 billion in assets under management, where he oversaw M&A and capital raising 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, 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.

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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois

Education

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