Jeremy Liss is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily involves counseling private equity funds and their portfolio companies, family offices, and other business owners on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, purchases and sales through bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring, equity financings, incentive equity and other compensation plans, leveraged dividends, and general corporate matters.

Jeremy has led numerous transactions in his career in a variety of industries with transaction sizes ranging from less than $100 million to more than $6 billion. His representative clients include Advent International, Arlon Group, Aterian Investment Partners, Marlin Equity Partners, New Water Capital, Sun Capital Partners, Teachers’ Private Capital and Wind Point Partners.

Jeremy is a thought leader in the use of representations and warranties insurance and other transactional risk insurance products. He regularly uses these insurance products to deliver enhanced terms to both buyers and sellers in transactions. Jeremy is highly regarded by, and has developed close relationships with, brokers and insurers who are active participants in the transactional insurance market. He has also authored and been interviewed for numerous articles on this topic and is a frequent speaker at industry events. 


Thought Leadership


M&A Insurance - No Exclusion of Consequential Damages,” KirklandPEN, July 25, 2014

"Multiple-Based Damage Claims Under Representation & Warranty Insurance," KirklandPEN, November 6, 2013


Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S., Private Equity Buyouts, 2018

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois), Up and Coming, 2018

Press Mentions

"Insurers Fight to Keep Up as Deal Insurance Goes Mainstream," Law360, January 26, 2015

"M&A Insurance Helps Bidders Stand Out In Packed Market," Law360, February 5, 2014

"M&A Insurance Picking Up Steam As Policy Prices Sink," Law360, October 31, 2013

"Transactional risk insurance demand surges thanks to attractive products," Business Insurance Online, August 25, 2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999, Illinois
  • 1999, Michigan
  • Passed all three levels of Chartered Financial Analyst exam


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude1998
    Order of the Coif
  • University of MichiganB.A., Business Administrationwith High Distinction1995

    James B. Angell Scholar

    Academic Honors, 1991–1995

    Golden Key National Honor Society