Joshua Kogan is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice regularly serves large and middle-market private equity/leverage buyout fund clients and their portfolio companies in connection with leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, venture capital/growth equity investments, and restructurings. Josh has broad experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including consumer and retail, automotive, financial services, food & beverage, healthcare, industrials, technology, software, and telecommunications. Some of Josh’s clients include L Catterton, New Mountain Capital, Abry Partners, Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Avista Capital Partners, Irving Place Capital, KPS Capital Partners, and Trilantic Capital Partners.

Josh was recognized by The Deal as a finalist for “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year” in 2022. He was recognized as a Top Mid Cap M&A Lawyer in North America by MergerLinks’ in 2021 and as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A by IFLR1000 in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Josh was also recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor in 2016. He also serves on several Firm committees including, as co-chair of the Firmwide Associate Review Committee, Nonshare Partner and Associate Compensation Committee, the New York Office’s Recruiting Committee, and the New York Office’s Operations Committee.


Thought Leadership


Moderator, Panel on Consumer, 2022 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, April 1, 2022 

Panelist, Q&A with Keynote Speaker Michael Chu, Columbia Business School’s 28th Annual Private Equity Virtual Conference, February 4, 2022

Moderator, Panel on Consumer, Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Virtual Conference, April 8, 2021


The Deal, Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage, Dealmaker of the Year, Finalist, 2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004New York


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with High Honors2003

    Order of the Coif

    George Washington Law Review

  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Political Sciencewith Honors2000