Kevin Evanich has been a senior member of the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Group for over 30 years, concentrating in private equity law. In 2006, Kevin was recognized by global legal publisher Chambers & Partners as the first recipient of its U.S. award for excellence in private equity. In 2008, Kevin received the Stanley C. Golder Medal from the Illinois Venture Capital Association in recognition of his long term contributions to the field of private equity law. He is annually recognized as a leading practitioner in private equity law by Chambers, Martindale Hubbell and numerous other legal publications.

Kevin is a long-term member of the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Chicago, a non-profit organization that connects Chicago public school students with health care, arts enrichment programs, violence prevention education and many other essential programs and services. He helps develop strategy, raise funds and assess programs which support more than 50,000 Chicago public schools students each year.

Kevin is also a member of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Board of Directors. He has twice served as a board member at Chicago Shakespeare, one of the world's leading Shakespeare companies. Each year Chicago Shakespeare produces not only award winning performances of Shakespeare's plays, but also brings important national and international productions to the people of Chicago.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1980Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1980
  • University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeB.A.1976
    Phi Beta Kappa