Jess Lepper is a corporate partner in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on leveraged buyouts of private and public companies, strategic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. She also advises clients on corporate governance matters, defensive measures and other strategic matters. Jess' experience spans multiple industries, including software/IT, manufacturing (including chemicals, food products, medical devices and automotive parts), infrastructure, consumer products and asset management.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Texas
  • 2018, New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2017

    Senior Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law

    Fellow, Center for Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

  • University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesB.A., Economics and Political Science; Sociology Minor2013

    Bentson Scholar

    Rho Lambda Honor Society