Sharon Freiman is a capital markets partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sharon advises issuers and underwriters in a broad range of matters, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, and private placements of securities. Sharon also regularly counsels issuers on SEC disclosure and compliance, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Sharon's experience ranges across a variety of industries, including life sciences, financial institutions, consumer goods and technology.


Thought Leadership


“Public Company Updates: SEC Adopts 10b5-1 Trading Plan Rules; Stock Buyback Proposal Comment Period Reopened; New Non-GAAP CDIs,” Kirkland Alert, December 15, 2022

“SEC Proposes New Climate Disclosure Requirements,” Kirkland Alert, March 24, 2022

“Financing for the Future: Surging Sustainable Finance Market Presents Challenges, Opportunities,” Kirkland Alert, August 16, 2021

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering,” Practising Law Institute, New York, April 17, 2024

Speaker, “Top 3 Things You Wish You Knew - The Journey from Private to Public Company GC,” The Fourth Floor's GC Salon, May and August 2022


Ones to Watch: Securities/Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers, 2024


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015New York


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hebrew


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2014
    Harvard Business Law Review
  • Vassar CollegeB.A., Economics2011

    General and Departmental Honors

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Omicron Delta Epsilon