Matthew M. Mauney is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic and leveraged acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, venture capital and growth equity investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, executive compensation and incentive equity matters, and general corporate counseling and compliance. Matt has represented public companies, private companies and private equity and venture capital firms in transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to billions of dollars. His practice covers a variety of industries, including regulated industries such as healthcare and banking.


Thought Leadership


K. E. Lohmueller, L. J. C. Wong, M. M. Mauney, L. Jiang, R. A. Felder, P. A. Jose, S. M. Williams. 2006. Patterns of genetic variation in the hypertension candidate gene GRK4: ethnic variation and haplotype structure. Annals of Human Genetics 70(Pt 1):27-41.

K. E. Lohmueller, M. M. Mauney, D. Reich, J. M. Braverman. 2006. Variants associated with common disease are not unusually differentiated in frequency across populations. American Journal of Human Genetics 78(1):130-6.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011District of Columbia
  • 2014Illinois


  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.2008

    Dean’s List

    Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

  • Georgetown UniversityB.S., Computer Science & Government2005