Payton McCoy is an associate in the Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on the technology and intellectual property aspects of complex business transactions. Payton's experience includes mergers and acquisitions (both public and private - including those involving private equity portfolio companies), initial public offerings, joint-ventures and other corporate and securities matters. Payton has represented clients in a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, energy, consumer products and retail.



SEO Law Fellowship

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Illinois
  • 2020District of Columbia


  • English
  • French


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2018
  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCertificate in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP and Business Strategy
  • Purdue UniversityB.A., Philosophy2015