Maggie Flores is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Maggie has diverse experience representing both public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors in connection with complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, de-SPAC transactions, capital markets offerings, and other recapitalizations, restructurings and strategic transactions. She also counsels clients on a range of general corporate and securities law matters, including periodic reporting and disclosure issues, corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

In 2022, Maggie was recognized by The Deal as one of its “Top Woman in Dealmaking” for M&A.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Middle Market Buyouts,” Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, March 2024

Speaker, "State of Private Equity Panel," Wharton Women in Investing Conference, February 10, 2023

Speaker, “What Keeps You Up At Night? The Role of a Public Company GC Today,” The Fourth Floor, December 8, 2021 

Speaker, “Dissecting the SPAC Mania Part 2: Tips for Surviving a de-SPAC Transaction,” The Fourth Floor, July 6, 2021 

Speaker, “Dissecting the SPAC Mania Part 1: Navigating the Legal Landscape,” The Fourth Floor, June 22, 2021 

Speaker, “Proxy Solicitations in the Age of Corporate Activism,” Understanding the Securities Laws, Practising Law Institute, 2018-2022


Recognized as one of “New York’s Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business, 2023

Recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate and M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000, 2021–2022

Recognized as one of the “Top Women in Dealmaking” by The Deal, 2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021New York
  • 2011Illinois


  • Indiana University Maurer School of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2011

    First in Class

    Order of the Coif

    Scribe Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

    Articles Editor, Indiana Law Journal

  • Princeton UniversityA.B., English2006
    Certificate in Finance