Michael Brueck is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on representing buyers, sellers and boards of directors in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions transactions. He also regularly advises public companies and their boards of directors in connection with corporate governance, securities and strategic matters, including takeover preparedness and shareholder engagement.
Michael's M&A practice has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. and he has been named one of the top 40 M&A lawyers under the age of 40 in the United States by M&A Advisor. He has been recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000 for his M&A practice. Transactions in which Michael has played a key role have been recognized in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers report on four separate occasions.
Panelist, PLI's Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2020
Panelist, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance 2019 Roundtable
Moderator, Kirkland Rising Leaders of Real Estate Event 2019
Recognized in The Legal 500
Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000
Recognized in the M&A Advisor's “40 under 40” list of the top 40 M&A lawyers under the age of 40 in the United States
Selected as a New York "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine
Memberships & Affiliations
Member of several Firmwide Kirkland & Ellis LLP committees
International Bar Association (Member, Corporate and M&A Law Committee)
Admissions & Qualifications
- New York
- Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
- University of MarylandB.S., Finance