Maureen S. Dixon is a corporate partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, focusing her practice on debt financing transactions. Maureen represents private equity sponsors, private and public companies and private lenders and pension funds in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders.

Maureen has been responsible for financings in connection with major leveraged buy-outs, take-private transactions, asset-based financings, cross-border transactions, and loan workouts and restructurings, including DIP and exit financings. She has handled transactions including senior bank and subordinated or mezzanine financings, both secured and unsecured, ranging in size from several hundred million dollars to several billion dollars.

In the 2019 edition of IFLR1000, Maureen was selected as a Notable Practitioner for Banking, Finance. Since 2017, Maureen has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for her work in debt finance.



Recognized by Chambers USA as Up and Coming for Banking & Finance, 2023

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States, Finance: Commercial Lending, 2017–2023

Recognized in the 2019 edition of IFLR1000, as a Notable Practitioner for Banking, Finance

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) National Advisory Board


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009, Illinois

  • 2007, New York

  • 2006, Massachusetts (inactive)


  • Boston College Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2006
  • University of Notre DameB.S., Biological Sciences & Economicsmagna cum laude2001