Robert C. Emerson is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Rob regularly counsels private investment fund sponsors in fundraising efforts for both foreign and domestic based vehicles and funds spanning a wide variety of asset classes. In addition, Rob assists fund sponsors in managing their ongoing legal, compliance and governance obligations as well as their internal economic arrangements and structures.

Rob also advises clients on more bespoke matters, including strategic sponsor level transactions, complex separately managed accounts and innovative co-investment arrangements.

Rob has been recognized multiple times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, most recently in 2018.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York
  • 2008Connecticut


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2008

    Soden Scholar

    Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award

    Member, Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law

  • Fordham UniversityB.A., Economicssumma cum laude2005

    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society