Barry Le Vine is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, based in the Bay Area. He has experience representing a wide variety of investment fund sponsors in the structuring, fundraising and operation of hedge, venture capital, private equity and hybrid funds, together with related operational and strategic matters, including “anchor” investments, co-investments, new product launches, separately managed accounts, upper-tier arrangements, joint ventures and structured equity transactions. In particular, Barry has worked extensively with newly formed fund sponsors on all aspects of their launch and operation, including advising on compensation arrangements, governance structures and succession planning.

Separately, Barry has counseled investment advisers and broker-dealers in the setup, documentation and management of digital investment advisory products, including financial account aggregation services, and provided regulatory compliance advice to global 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 investment fund sponsors in connection with their private fund offerings. While in law school, Barry served as a research associate for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Prior to law school, Barry was a senior analyst at Treesdale Partners, LLC, a New York City-based hedge fund.

Barry’s representative clients include American Pacific Group, Antara Capital, Arcline Investment Management, BlackRock, Dragoneer Investment Group, JPMorgan, Patient Square Capital, Percheron Capital, SR One Capital Management and Vista Equity Partners.


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