Jordan Murray is a senior partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His diversified and mature practice focuses on advising sponsors in every aspect of the private equity and asset management fund space, including open- and closed-ended private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts. Examples of Jordan’s multi-dimensional practice include the following:

  • Advising private investment firms, including Francisco Partners, GI Partners, Golub Capital and a number of other clients on closed (confidential) and active strategic minority stake and control sale transactions;

  • Leading open- and closed-ended private securities offerings covering a wide spectrum of sectors, geographies and strategies, such as buyout, credit, real estate, growth equity and hedge, raising more than $64 billion for funds and separate accounts for multiple sponsors including Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Littlejohn & Co., Rockwood Capital and Providence Equity Partners;

  • Advising established private investment firms in the creation of new business lines and products;

  • Advising on complex secondary transactions, including fund restructurings and direct sales and purchases of portfolios of fund interests;

  • Advising on bespoke joint venture arrangements;

  • Advising large hedge fund sponsors both in connection with raising new hedge funds and private equity funds; and

  • Advising investors on seeding arrangements for new private investment firms.

Jordan is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the field of private investment fund formation. He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for private equity fund formation by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Sources have also called him “someone I can trust to handle sensitive negotiations with investors.” He is also recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S. and by Who’s Who Legal.

Jordan was a member of the 2018 class of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program, a highly selective New York City leadership program established by the Partnership for New York City as a tribute to the civic contributions and leadership of the Partnership’s founding chairman, David Rockefeller.

Representative Clients

Adams Street, The Blackstone Group, Cortec Group, Crestview, Francisco Partners, GI Partners, Golub Capital, GSV Asset Management, Littlejohn, Miller Global, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, MSouth Equity Partners, Rockwood Capital, Siris Capital, Tenex Capital, Third Point and Valo Ventures.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Private Investment Funds Forum

Member, Duke Athletic Leadership Board


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.cum laude1999
  • Duke UniversityA.B.1996