Polina Liberman is a partner in Kirkland’s tax group. Her practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, separations as well as joint ventures, recapitalizations and debt and equity restructurings.

Polina has worked on numerous private equity, LBO and merger and acquisition transactions ranging from several million dollars to several billion dollars for clients including: Audax Group, Bain Capital, CIVC, GTCR, Flexpoint Ford, Levine Leichtman, Waud Capital and others. She has also represented distressed public and private companies in connection with bankruptcy and restructuring transactions.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois


  • English
  • Russian


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2010

    Executive Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

    Wigmore Scholar

    Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition — First Place, Midwest Super Regionals

    Top 10 Brief, World Championships

  • Yale UniversityM.S., Environmental Engineering2007
  • Northwestern UniversityB.S., Environmental Engineeringcum laude2003