“[A] stand out partner [who has] delivered high-quality and trusted advice for many years.” - The Legal 500 U.S., 2021

Victor Levy is a partner in New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the formation and ongoing representation of private equity funds.

Victor has extensive experience representing domestic and international fund sponsors in structuring and establishing private equity funds focused on a variety of strategies, in particular in the credit space (spanning all sub-strategies across the credit spectrum (e.g., direct lending, distressed debt, non-performing and performing traded debt, structured credit and special situations)), as well as real estate and related matters. He has extensive experience negotiating side letters and advising sponsors establishing managed accounts and funds of one, as well as with various investment structures. Victor also has experience advising sponsors structuring their internal compensation arrangements. Victor represents large, established managers sponsoring new funds, as well as high-quality emerging managers sponsoring first-time funds, to invest in US and non-US markets.

Clients describe* Victor as:

  • a "stand out partner" who has "delivered high-quality and trusted advice for many years,“
  • "calm and knowledgeable in negotiations,“
  • a partner who "engenders trust and confidence in his clients," and
  • "an expert in the structured credit fund field - clients appreciate his thoroughness"

Victor is recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. 2016–2021 editions under "Investment Fund Formation & Management − Private Equity Funds," and was ranked as a "Next Generation Lawyer" under the same category in The Legal 500 U.S. 2017–2019 editions (a newly created ranking in 2017).

*All as noted by The Legal 500 U.S.



Investment Fund Formation & Management − Private Equity Funds, The Legal 500 U.S., 2016–2021

Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 U.S., 2017–2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004New York


  • Hebrew
  • English


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2003
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeB.S., Accountingsumma cum laude2000