He does everything he can for the success of the client. He's amazing at keeping things on track, at identifying issues and risk, and at taking a holistic approach. - Chambers USA, 2024

Sean Z. Kramer is a partner in the Firm’s private equity practice in the Bay Area, where he represents top-tier financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on a wide range of transactional matters.

He regularly leads all types and sizes of transactions, including large cap leveraged buyouts, middle market add-on acquisitions and growth equity investments, across sectors, including technology, healthcare and consumer, and business services.

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.

He 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 on 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.



Chambers USA: Private Equity: Buyouts – California, 2024

Daily Journal “Top 40 Under 40,” 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