Shawn Durrani is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on the representation of private equity fund sponsors in connection with secondary transactions, recapitalizations, sales of minority interests and other complex business transactions. Shawn also represents fund sponsors connection with the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Shawn worked in the Chicago and D.C. offices of other international law firms and served as an attorney in the Division of Clearing and Risk of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Illinois
  • 2016, District of Columbia (inactive)


  • Notre Dame Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2012
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.A., Economics2009