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.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance 2019 Roundtable


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