Michael Conroy is a tax partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Michael advises individuals and private and public companies in all aspects of tax planning for business and investment activities. He concentrates his practice on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts as well as joint ventures, recapitalizations, and partnership and corporate restructurings. Michael has worked on numerous private equity transactions ranging from several million dollars to in excess of one billion dollars.

Michael is currently working towards his LL.M in taxation at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Michael taught high school math in the Rice and Duck Capital of the World (also known as Stuttgart, Arkansas). Before teaching, Michael received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Tufts University, where he was a member of the rowing team. Michael raced internationally in Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Auxiliary Board of Teach For America – Chicago/Northwest Indiana


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • University of Iowa College of LawJ.D.with High Distinction2014

    Order of the Coif

    Iowa Law Review

    Oralist, Jessup International Moot Court Team

  • Tufts UniversityB.A., Psychologycum laude2009