Chris Johnson is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris represents clients in public and private capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings and high-yield and investment grade debt offerings. He also has extensive experience in a broad range of general corporate and securities laws matters, including corporate governance, Exchange Act periodic reporting and disclosure issues, Section 16 reporting and stock exchange listing requirements. Additionally, Chris has experience representing private equity sponsors and other companies in SPAC transactions, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois
  • 2018, Tennessee


  • University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2018

    Order of the Coif

    Kentucky Law Journal

  • University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and EconomicsM.B.A.summa cum laude2018
  • University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and EconomicsB.S., Business and Economics; B.B.A., Marketingmagna cum laude2015