Jaime Madell is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. As a member of Kirkland's Derivatives Practice Group, Jaime counsels clients on derivatives and related matters, both transactional and regulatory.

Formerly a managing director at a leading asset manager, Jaime has experience with a wide range of derivatives, including credit, equity, commodity and energy, interest rate and foreign exchange. Jaime also has experience negotiating prime brokerage facilities and term locks, repurchase and reverse repurchase facilities, securities lending arrangements, regulatory capital relief trades and equity-linked notes. In the regulatory space, he advises on a variety of matters including the Dodd-Frank Act and the regulations thereunder, Investment Company Act derivatives matters and related issues.

Jaime has regularly appeared before regulators in an advocacy capacity and often speaks publicly on derivatives matters. Jaime is also a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


Thought Leadership

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) Phase 6 - One Deadline You Can’t Miss," FTF Webinar, March 9, 2022 

Panelist, “Equity Derivatives: A Walk Through for Public Companies,” Kirkland Webinar, September 30, 2021

Speaker, “Understanding the SEC's Evolving Derivatives Regulatory Framework,” FIA Webinar, September 23, 2021

Speaker, “Leaving LIBOR: Strategies for a Successful Transition,” Kirkland Seminar, July 27, 2021

Speaker, “Derivatives and Investment Funds," Kirkland Seminar, April 28, 2021

Panelist, "Digitizing the LIBOR Transition," SecOps Talk, March 25, 2021 

Speaker, "Evolving Convertible Bond Strategies for Corporates," Kirkland Seminar, November 17, 2020

Panelist, "Navigating the Evolving Cross-Border CDS Landscape," Kirkland European Restructuring Webinar Series, July 2, 2020

Special Guest, “Life After LIBOR,” Financial Technologies Forum Coffee Breaks, June 24, 2020

Speaker, “Concurrent Session: Planet Regulations- US, EU, UK, APAC Regulatory Issues,” FIA–SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivatives Forum, February 6, 2020

Speaker, “Having Your British Cake and Eating Your European One Too – New Operational and Investment Challenges,” Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, March 19, 2019

Speaker, “Market Stability and Resolution Tools,” FIA–SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivatives Forum, February 15, 2019


Avoiding the Floating Rate Cliff-Edge: How Asset Management General Counsels Can Tackle the LIBOR Cessation Challenge,” Journal of Financial Compliance, Volume 3, Issue 4, June 1, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2011
    New York University Annual Survey of American Law
  • Northwestern University Bienen School of MusicM.M., Music Theorywith Honors2007
  • Columbia UniversityB.A., Musicsumma cum laude2006

    Departmental Honors

    Phi Beta Kappa