Valentine Bleicher is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Valentine concentrates her practice on advising U.S., French, Canadian and other international financial sponsors and public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross-border complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, strategically targeted equity investments, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and general corporate counseling. Her practice covers a wide variety of industries, including energy, utilities and infrastructure, technology, healthcare and life sciences, financial services, manufacturing and industrial equipment, and consumer goods and retail.


Memberships & Affiliations

Alumni Committee Member, Sciences Po American Foundation,

Chicago Bureau Member, French Grandes Ecoles Alumni Association (AAGEF)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, Illinois
  • 2013, New York
  • 2015, Admitted to the Paris Bar, France (inactive)


  • New York University School of LawLL.M.2012
  • Institut d'Études Politiques de ParisM.A., Economic Law2011
  • Columbia Law SchoolCertificate in Global Business Law and Governance
  • Université Paris NanterreMaster I Licence en Droitmagna cum laude2009