Austin Glassman is a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on financing transactions and arrangements including the representation of private equity sponsors, investment funds, corporate borrowers, and lending institutions in secured and unsecured financings, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, project financings, and venture debt and bridge financings. Austin also has experience with M&A transactions and the representation of registered and unregistered investment funds in a variety of matters including fund formation.


Thought Leadership


The Evolution of the Prohibition on the Use of Force, 16 UCLA J. INT’L L. & FOR. AFF. 345 (2011)


Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing: Banking & Finance Visionary, 2024

Chambers USA: Banking & Finance (California), 2021–2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York
  • 2016California


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2012

    Chief Articles Editor, UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International StudiesM.A., International Relations (International Finance & International Law Concentrations)2012
  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyS.B., Economics; Political Science Minor2008