Damon Fisher is a partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles corporate group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and equity financings. He also counsels clients with respect to executive compensation, corporate governance and other corporate matters. A significant portion of Damon’s practice involves the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Damon has served as lead counsel in transactions involving a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, apparel, consumer products, business services, health care, construction, food and beverage, restaurants, sports, entertainment, media and gaming. He has represented, among others, AECOM, Ares Management, Aurora Capital Group, Brentwood Associates, The Carlyle Group, Fortress Investment Group, The Gores Group, Lion Capital, Media Rights Capital, Oaktree Capital Management, Shamrock Capital Advisors, Solace Capital, Valence Media and Vicente Capital.
Damon has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2014 in the area of Corporate/M&A: Private Equity. According to the 2018 edition of Chambers, clients report that “Damon is very easy to work with, very detailed and very commercial in his approach.” According to the 2017 edition of Chambers, “Damon is lauded by clients for his insight into business practicalities”;“[b]eyond the legal expertise, he has superb business judgment and is able to read situations and pull from a diverse range of experiences to provide great advice and guidance.” In prior editions of Chambers, commenters said that Damon “does an excellent job identifying potential issues and communicating them in a clear fashion” and that they appreciate his ability to remain “super calm in the pocket of high-pressure transactions” while delivering “rock-solid business advice.” Chambers also previously noted that Damon is praised for his “client-focused” approach to transactions, with others commenting favorably on his negotiation skills, saying that “he is very good at being forceful on a point, and knowledgeable, without being contentious.”
Damon also serves on various Firm committees, including the Non-Share Partner Review Committee, the Billing and Collections Committee, the Budget Committee and the Los Angeles office Operations Committee.
Memberships & Affiliations
Children’s Bureau, Board of Trustees
Admissions & Qualifications
- Loyola Law School, Los AngelesJ.D.
- University of California, San DiegoB.A., Political Science