Sean McClay is a partner in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and is a member of the Firm’s Debt Finance Practice Group. He focuses his practice on advising corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors, direct lenders, banks and other financial institutions on a variety of debt financing transactions, including cross-border and domestic acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, middle market and large cap financings, helicopter leases and financings, ABL facilities, restructurings and other event-driven financings.


Thought Leadership


“Can It Lead from Behind? The European Union's Struggle to Catch Up in International Investment Policy Making in the Wake of the Lisbon Treaty,” 51 Tex. Int'l L.J. 259, 2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Texas
  • 2018, New York


  • University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.2016
  • University of MinnesotaB.A., Global Studiesmagna cum laude, with Distinction2011
    Phi Beta Kappa