Austin Glassman is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles office. He represents top-tier private equity sponsors, investment funds, public and private companies and capital sources in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border financings, recapitalizations, in- and out-of-court restructurings, liability management exercises and other special situations. Austin handles a variety of financing structures, including syndicated and direct lender debt financings, first- and second-lien financings, bank-bond facilities, split collateral structures, asset-based loans, unitranche financings, subordinated financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and preferred equity issuances. Austin has led financings ranging in size from the tens of millions to nearly $20 billion, handling some of the most complex and notable transactions in industries including software, technology, industrials, healthcare, retail, media, dining, entertainment and energy.


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), 2021–2024


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