Christine Matott is a member of the Employee Benefits Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Christine represents private equity, hedge fund and other private funds and investment vehicles in all matters relating to fund structuring and formation, including but not limited to issues relating to “venture capital operating companies,” “real estate operating companies” and other exceptions issued under the plan asset regulations. She also advises pension plan investors, as well as investment managers, on general ERISA compliance matters, including fiduciary duties under ERISA, prohibited transactions and fee structuring.


Thought Leadership


Airlines in Distress: Can the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Weather This Crisis? 55 DePaul L. Rev. 169 (2005)


Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law, Autumn 2015


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2006Illinois


  • DePaul University College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2006

    Order of the Coif

    Symposium Editor and Member of the Executive Board, DePaul Law Review, 2005–2006

  • University of ChicagoB.A., Classical StudiesGeneral Honors2000