Christopher M. Gandia is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Christopher’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, structured equity transactions, minority interest sales and other transactions involving public and private investment management firms, broker-dealers and related business. In addition, his practice frequently includes structuring complex incentive compensation and equity ownership arrangements for principals of investment management firms.

From 2005 to 2010, Christopher worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a financial analyst. He holds a law degree from Columbia University, a master's degree in applied economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree with a double major in finance and international business from James Madison University.


Thought Leadership


Money Market Funds Run Risk: Will Floating Net Asset Value Fix the Problem?, 2014 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 314 (2014), with co-author


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014New York


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2013

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

    Columbia Business Law Review

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityM.A., Applied Economics2009
  • James Madison UniversityB.B.A., Finance & International Businesscum laude2004