Valentine Bleicher is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Valentine concentrates her practice on advising U.S. 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. Valentine’s clients include Bain Capital, KKR, Summit Partners, GTCR, Madison Dearborn Partners and Ridgemont Equity Partners


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, Avocat à la Cour (France) (inactive)


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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