Matthew Goulding is a corporate partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matthew’s practice focuses on private equity mergers and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buy-outs of public and private acquisition targets, sale transactions, minority investments and financings. Matthew also represents private equity-owned companies in strategic mergers and acquisition transactions, as well as routine corporate and governance matters. In addition to his M&A experience, Matthew has represented financial sponsors, issuers and investors in a broad range of corporate matters, including restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Apart from his law practice, Matthew serves on the board of directors of the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), a non-profit organization with offices throughout California. YLI fosters youth engagement in civic action and trains non-traditional young leaders through hands-on advocacy in their communities and schools.


Thought Leadership


California Rides the Wave of Reform, BNA Corporate Accountability Report, December 16, 2011 (with Adam R. Moses)


"Rising Star" Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015–2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2009
  • Thomas Aquinas CollegeB.A., Liberal Arts2003