Sean Z. Kramer is a partner in the Firm's private equity practice in the Bay Area.

Sean previously held a senior position at a market-leading investment fund focused on legal and regulatory risk, and he remains connected to the litigation finance industry to further assist clients in assessing legal assets and liabilities.

Sean co-founded the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab at the University of Chicago Law School, a clinical program in which students learn transactional law by working with the legal and business teams of select public and private companies, non-profit organizations and investment funds.

Sean's broad experiences in business, law and education provide a unique perspective to transactions. His clients value that his legal judgment is complemented by a deep understanding of the commercial implications of transactions for investors, management teams and companies.



Named to the Daily Journal's “Top 40 Under 40” list, 2021

Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors
  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.A.Dean's List