Jocelyn Hirsch is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP whose practice focuses primarily on the representation of private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, cross border facilities, asset based facilities and sponsor capital call/subscription and NAV facilities. Her experience in private equity covers multiple sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, secondary and financial services funds with aggregate funds raised totaling tens of billions of dollars. Jocelyn's client list spans the globe and includes Ares, Golub Capital, GTCR, HGGC, Landmark, HG Capital, BC Partners, Softbank, JPM Infrastructure, LS Power, Summit Partners, TPG, Vista Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus, among others.

Jocelyn is nationally regarded as a leading voice in the fund facility market and represents many of the world’s preeminent private equity, debt and related investment funds in complex and bespoke fund financings. She is routinely called upon to speak on fund finance topics.

Jocelyn is listed in the 2023 and 2024 editions of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.


Thought Leadership

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Fund Finance 2023” Practicing Law Institute, New York City, NY (October 4, 2023)

Moderator, "Women's Leveraged Finance Forum," Kayo Conference Series, New York City, NY (October 19, 2022)

Moderator, "Fund Manager Developments," 11th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium, Miami Beach, FL (February 17, 2022) 

Moderator, “Raising the Bar: How Funds Use Credit Lines to Strengthen Their Competitive Advantage,” Women’s Private Capital Summit, New York City, NY (November 18, 2021) 

Speaker, Fund Finance Association's Market Update, Webinar (August 26, 2020)

Panelist, “Fund Finance 2019” Practicing Law Institute, New York City, NY (December 18, 2019)

Speaker, “Beyond the One Size Fits All Solution” Fund & Firm Roundtable, New York City, NY (November 19, 2019)

Instructor, “Private Equity Fund Formation” Fund Finance Association, New York City, NY (September 17–18, 2019)

Moderator, “Management Company & GP Financing Panel” 9th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium, Miami Beach, FL (March 26, 2019)

Panelist, “Legal Update” 8th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium, New York City, NY (March 21, 2018)

Panelist, “Not a Subscription Facility” 7th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium, New York City, NY (March 14, 2017)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1995Illinois


  • University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1995

    Order of the Coif

    Law Review

  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.A.1991

    Phi Beta Kappa