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


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