Brian Ford is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis' Debt Finance group. Brian represents private equity firms, commercial lending institutions and other private and public companies in connection with the negotiation, structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings, dividend recapitalizations and loan workouts and restructurings, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings.



Commercial Lending, The Legal 500 United States, 2020

“Up and Coming,” Chambers USA, 2019–2020

“Rising Star,” Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015–2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2006, California
  • 2008, Illinois (retired)
  • 2018, New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.2006
    Executive Editor, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • University of Notre DameB.A., Economics & Spanishcum laude2003