Aisha Lavinier is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Aisha advises private equity sponsors and public and private companies on complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements, as well as other general corporate matters.



Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellow

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of American Bar Association

Member of the Board of Directors of LINK Unlimited, a Chicago area nonprofit

Member of the Associates Committee of Women in Law Empowerment Forum

Member of Chicago Bar Association Leadership Institute


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2013

    Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

  • Rice UniversityB.A., Biochemistry & Cell Biology2007