Julie Kunetka is of counsel in the Corporate Practice Group with extensive experience in complex transactions and regulatory matters involving regulated financial institutions, including banks, thrifts and financial holding companies. Ms. Kunetka regularly advises financial institutions and private fund sponsors with respect matters involving compliance with the Volcker Rule.


Thought Leadership


Kirkland & Ellis Private Equity Newsletter, “Final Volcker Rule Provides Clarity and Marginally Increases Flexibility With Respect to Private Fund Investments,” with Ed del Hierro, December 19, 2013

Kirkland & Ellis Private Equity Newsletter, “TIC Form SLT: First Reporting Deadline for Private Fund Managers,” with Ed del Hierro, August 30, 2011

"Legal and Other Planning Issues in Assessing and Effecting Exit Strategies for the Privately-Held Company" - Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

"Developments in Securities Law Disclosure" - Practicing Law Institute


Negotiating Private Equity Investments and Strategic Alliances - Panel Member - Fulcrum Forum for Women Corporate Counsel


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1989
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Accountancy1984