Katherine Bryan is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has a wide-ranging practice representing public companies and private equity firms, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged acquisitions, equity financings, incentive equity matters, and general corporate counseling and compliance. Katherine has represented clients in transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $7 billion and has been active in a variety of industries, including regulated industries such as financial services.

In addition to her client work, Katherine is the Co-Chairwoman of the Firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Planning Committee.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Illinois


  • English
  • German


  • University of Minnesota Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2014
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  • University of MinnesotaB.S., Finance & Political Science; German Minorwith Distinction2010
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