Ross Leff is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office with experience in a broad range of capital markets issues. His practice is primarily focused on public and private debt and equity offerings, including high yield and investment grade debt issuances, public equity offerings, PIPEs and other private placements. Ross also advises U.S. and international companies with respect to corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance and SEC and stock exchange disclosure, reporting and compliance obligations. In addition to leading capital markets transactions, Ross frequently teams with other Kirkland partners on complex M&A transactions. Ross represents clients across many industries—including consumer, financials, healthcare, industrials, real estate and technology—who rely on him for practical solutions grounded in sound legal and business judgment to their most challenging matters.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, "Distressed Finance to the Rescue," 2020 Refinitiv LPC Middle Market and Large Corporate Loans Virtual Conference, September 15, 2020

Panelist, “PIPEs Gain Popularity Amid Pandemic”, The Deal Webcast, July 16, 2020


“Notable Practitioner” IFLR1000 (Capital Markets: Debt; Equity; High Yield), 2019–2024


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008New York


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2007

    James Kent Scholar

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

    Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review

  • Columbia CollegeB.A.2004