Daniel Carlen is a corporate associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the formation, structuring, management and marketing of private investment funds and their management companies, as well as the operational, legal, and regulatory issues faced by their sponsors.

Daniel counsels on fund formation and related matters for clients including:

  • ACON Investments LLC
  • Arctos Sports Partners, L.P.
  • Brightstar Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Castlelake, L.P.
  • Capitol Meridian Partners LP
  • Francisco Partners Management, L.P.
  • Keystone Capital, Inc.
  • L Catterton
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • One Equity Partners
  • Warburg Pincus, LLC


Thought Leadership


Author, "Berninger V. Federal Communications Commission: The Outer Limits of Judicial Deference," Georgetown Law Technology Review, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020District of Columbia


  • English
  • Russian


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2020

    Director of Outreach, Georgetown Law Technology Review

    Technology Law and Policy Scholar

  • The College of William and MaryB.A., Economics & Philosophymagna cum laude2014