John Berger is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic and leveraged acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations, executive compensation and incentive equity matters, and general corporate counseling and compliance. John has represented private companies and private equity firms in transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to several billion dollars.



Registered Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

Illinois CPA Society CPA Exam Gold Medal Award, 2007

American Institute of CPAs Elijah Watt Sells Award, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois


  • Notre Dame Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2010
    Article Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • University of Notre DameB.B.A., Accountancysumma cum laude2007