Matthew D. Cohn is a partner in the corporate group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matt serves as lead counsel representing large and middle market private equity funds, pension plans and other financial sponsors as well as public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity and minority investments, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. Matt has experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, business services, software, sports, media, entertainment, energy and infrastructure, healthcare, education, retail, consumer products and manufacturing.

Matt serves on various firm-wide committees including the Pro Bono Management Committee and the Recruiting Committee. Matt is also the co-head of recruiting and hiring for Kirkland’s Boston office. 

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of LawJ.D.
  • Syracuse UniversityB.A.