Will Boothby is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. He regularly represents private equity investors, private companies and public companies in a variety of strategic transactions, including leveraged buyouts, carve-outs and minority investments. He also counsels clients with respect to general corporate and governance matters and de-SPAC transactions. Will was recognized in the 2019–2022 editions of IFLR1000 as a "Notable Practitioner" for Private Equity and M&A and named as a “Rising Star” by The Deal in 2021.


Thought Leadership


Moderator, "State of Private Equity Panel," 28th Annual Harvard Business School Venture Capital Private Equity Conference, February 5, 2022 


“Notable Practitioner,” IFLR1000 (PE; M&A), 2019–2022

Top Rising Star,” The Deal, 2021 


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2010
    Co-President, Harvard Association for Law and Business
  • Princeton UniversityA.B.magna cum laude2006