Cot Eversole is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Cot represents issuers and sponsors in connection with all types of public and private capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, block trades, and high-yield and investment grade debt offerings. He also represents clients regarding a broad range of general corporate and securities laws matters, including corporate governance, disclosure issues, periodic reporting, stock exchange listing requirements and stockholder activism. Additionally, Cot has experience representing private equity sponsors and other companies in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings. Cot has handled such matters on behalf of, among others, Apax Partners LLP, Arsenal Capital Partners, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., GTCR LLC, Insignia Capital Group, Summit Partners, Thoma Bravo and Vista Equity Partners, as well as certain of their portfolio companies.

Some of the publicly-traded corporations that Cot regularly advises include: Canoo Inc., Instructure Holdings, Inc., Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc., Paycor HCM, Inc., PowerSchool Holdings, Inc., Ryan Specialty Holdings, Inc. and Sylvamo Corp.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Illinois
  • 2015Georgia


  • Georgia State University College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2015

    Order of the Coif

    Georgia State University Law Review

  • Auburn UniversityMasters, Accounting2012
  • Auburn UniversityB.S.B.A., Accountingmagna cum laude2011