Luke Guerra is a partner in Kirkland's corporate group focusing in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities and finance and corporate governance. Luke represents buyers, sellers, and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, restructurings and recapitalizations.

Luke previously served as in-house counsel to The Walton Group, a privately owned group of real estate and asset management companies with its U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Chambers USA recognized Luke in 2016–2018 in California Corporate/M&A: Private Equity, with sources commenting that “he is very responsive, available all the time, knows the market well and can handle a variety of different matters." He is “someone that you can rely on for answers."



"Leaders Of Influence: Minority Attorneys,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2018 and 2022

“Most Influential Private Equity Advisors,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2019 and 2022

Recognized as an "Up and Coming" lawyer in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016–2018 and 2023

Recipient of Stakeholders 100 Award recognizing top performing minority associates, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

Law360's 2022 California Editorial Advisory Board 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles — Board Member

Mexican American Bar Foundation — Board Member

Firmwide Diversity Committee — Member

Read to a Child (Los Angeles) — Advisory Board Member


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004California


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2004
  • Princeton UniversityB.A., Politics1999