Gardner Bell is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Gardner counsels private equity and growth equity funds in complex corporate and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and general corporate matters. He works with clients across a range of industries, including healthcare, technology, retail and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Gardner worked as a corporate and securities associate in the Nashville, Tennessee office of a prominent law firm.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • Tennessee


  • University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude

    Order of the Coif

    Staff Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

    Bert Combs Scholar

  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of CommerceM.S., Commerce (Financial Services Concentration)
  • University of Virginiawith High Honors