Overview

Susan Eisenberg is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis, based in the Houston office. Her practice focuses on representing alternative asset managers in fund formation and capital raising, operations, governance, regulatory compliance and related matters. Susan’s experience includes advising clients on the organization, structuring and operation of private investment funds and their management companies, marketing and distribution arrangements, trading and investment issues, coinvestment vehicles, fund liquidations and restructurings, investment adviser registration, compliance policies, regulatory investigations and exams and transactions among management companies and their principals, including joint ventures, spin outs and seed investments.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Susan was the Global Product Counsel of KKR Credit where she oversaw the legal affairs of each investment product across all strategies within KKR Credit. She played a key role in the development and launch of new products within KKR Credit and advised on issues relating to deal structuring, operations, compliance, employee investing, closure of strategies and funds, affiliated arrangements, investor and board communications and proprietary investing. Prior to KKR, Susan was an associate in the private investment funds group at Ropes & Gray.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Author, Trends in US Private Equity Fund Terms, Evercore State of the Market 2019 (January 2019).

Co-author, Fundraising Guidelines – The United States of America, The Private Equity Review (May 2012).

Co-author, Overview of Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Investor Relations Professionals, The Investor Relations Manual, Private Equity International (2011).

Co-author, Once An Agent, Now A Lobbyist, The Recorder (March 28, 2011).

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, Emerging Manager Update:  Our LPs Discuss Trends They’re Seeing in Emerging GPs, PartnerConnect Texas 2018.

Speaker, The Changing Dynamics of Fundraising - Critical Research & Preparation Required For The In-Person LP Meeting, PartnerConnect Texas 2018.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007California
  • Not admitted to practice in Texas

Education

  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.2007

    Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

  • University of PennsylvaniaB.S.E., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics2004

    Varsity Track and Field