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. 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 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. He 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, Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Virtual Conference, April 8, 2021


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