Rick Campbell is a corporate partner who regularly represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, restructuring transactions, SPAC transactions, corporate governance and other matters.

The private equity firms, asset managers and family offices that Rick has represented include Arcline Investments, Cerberus Capital Management, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, FJ Management, Golden Gate Capital, HCI Equity, Hellman & Friedman, Hilco Global, Lamb Partners, Lubert-Adler, Madison Dearborn Partners, Owl Rock, Redwood Capital, Silver Oak Services Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Willis Stein & Partners, as well as many public and private companies, SPAC sponsors and family businesses.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The SPAC Evolution: A Current Outlook for Sponsors & Targets," Weaver’s Going Public Webinar, June 8, 2021


Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois), Chambers USA, 2021–2023

The Legal 500 U.S., 2011–2015; 2017–2019; 2021

Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1998, Illinois
  • 1996, Pennsylvania (inactive)


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania1996


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1996
  • Stanford UniversityA.B.1993