Jordan Murray, a partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Practice Group, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading investment funds lawyers and is co-head of Kirkland’s industry-leading Strategic GP Solutions practice. His multi-dimensional and mature practice focuses on advising sponsors in every aspect of the private equity and asset management fund space.

Jordan is well known as a leader in advising premier private investment firms on complex strategic minority and preferred equity investments. In the past three years alone, he has led the representations of firms selling interests to each of the prominent buyers in this rapidly evolving market, including Francisco Partners, GI Partners and Marlin (Blackstone); AE Industrial Partners, MSouth and Spear Street (Bonaccord); Carnelian Energy Capital, Golub, I Squared and Veritas (Dyal); Arlington, Francisco Partners, Kayne Anderson Real Estate and Oak Street (Goldman); Centre Lane (Investcorp); Siris (Landmark); Cortec Group (RDV); and AEI and Siris (Wafra); as well as a number of other clients on closed (unannounced) and active transactions.

In his fund formation practice, Jordan has led the representations of sponsors offering open- and closed-ended private securities covering a wide spectrum of sectors, geographies and strategies, such as buyout, credit, real estate, growth equity and hedge, raising more than $100 billion for funds and separate accounts. He also regularly counsels leading private equity sponsors in connection with establishing, documenting and implementing internal firm restructurings and succession planning arrangements.

Jordan is recognized annually as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 U.S., IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal. He 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 Current Clients

Adams Street, AE Industrial Partners, The Blackstone Group, Carnelian Energy Capital, Centerline Capital, Centre Lane Partners, Cortec Group, Crestview, Francisco Partners, GI Partners, Golub Capital, GSV Asset Management, Hildred Capital, Iron Park Capital, I Squared Capital, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Littlejohn, Marlin Equity, Miller Global, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, MSouth Equity Partners, Nextech Invest, Oak Street Real Estate Capital, Rockwood Capital, Siris Capital, Spear Street Capital, Starwood Capital, Tenex Capital, Third Point, TZP Group, Valo Ventures, Veritas Capital, Welsh Carson, Capital Partners, Coller Capital, and Claure Group.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Duke University Athletic Leadership Board

Member, Private Investment Funds Forum


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


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