Amber Kennedy is a corporate associate in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Amber's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, advising strategic investors and private equity firms across the U.S., Australia, Europe and South East Asia in connection with strategic restructuring and divestments, acquisitions, joint ventures, and impact investing. Amber has also worked with venture capital funds, financial sponsors and sovereign wealth funds across a broad range of corporate matters, including fundraising and investment into distressed debt and special situation portfolios in South East Asia.

Amber has a strong focus on pro bono work and has volunteered with a range of not-for-profit organizations, including as a volunteer lawyer for Justice Connect’s Women's Homelessness Prevention Project and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Amber was also appointed as one of the first Australian ambassadors of the Youth Action Hub, being an initiative created at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Youth Forum in Geneva in October 2018.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in California
  • Victoria, Australia


  • Monash UniversityLL.B.with Honors
  • Monash UniversityB.A., Psychology