Barry Le Vine is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, based in the Bay Area office. He has extensive experience representing investment advisers and fund sponsors in structuring, negotiating, forming, documenting, funding and operating of a wide range of investment vehicles. He has worked on domestic and offshore closed-end, open-end, and hybrid investment funds that pursue a broad range of investment strategies and target a broad range of asset classes. He has advised clients on regulatory and corporate matters related to domestic and international fund securities offerings together with U.S. federal and state investment adviser regulation and compliance. And, he has represented clients in negotiated transactions including managed accounts, single investor funds, co-investment funds, side letters and “founders” arrangements.

Separately, Barry has counseled financial institutions, investment advisers and broker-dealers in setting up, documenting and operating digital (or “robo”) advisory products and related offerings, including financial account aggregation services, and provided regulatory compliance advice to financial institutions in connection with civil and criminal enforcement matters.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Barry practiced at the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he represented a broad array of fund managers and sponsors in various aspects of the investment management business.

While in law school, Barry served as a research associate for the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, contributing to Dodd-Frank comment letters.

Prior to law school, Barry was a senior analyst at Treesdale Partners, LLC, a New York City-based registered investment adviser and commodity pool operator, where he helped manage fixed income relative value-based private investment funds, separate accounts and other alternative investment vehicles totaling $2.5 billion in assets under management.


Thought Leadership


Barry Le Vine, The Derivative Market’s Black Sheep: Regulation of Non-Cleared Security-Based Swaps Under Dodd-Frank, 31 Nw. J. Int’l L. & Bus. 699 (2011).

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Business Law Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, California
  • 2012, District of Columbia
  • 2011, New York
  • 2011, New Jersey
  • 2014, Hawaii (inactive)
  • 2014, Florida (inactive)


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2010

    Executive Articles Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

    Business Enterprise Concentration; Accelerated (2-year) JD Program

  • University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessM.B.A., Financewith Honors2010
  • Cornell UniversityB.A., Science and Technology Studieswith Distinction2004