Matt O’Hare is an associate in the International Trade and National Security Practice Group located in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matt advises clients on international trade and U.S. national security aspects of complex cross-border transactions, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), economic sanctions administered by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls (ITAR/EAR), antiboycott regulations, anti-corruption (FCPA) and anti-money laundering laws and regulations (FinCEN). Matt has represented clients on such matters in a diverse array of industries, including software, telecommunications, defense, energy and infrastructure.

Matt also has substantial experience advising on the corporate aspects of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, divestitures, recapitalizations and restructurings, private financings, securitizations, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements, and other general corporate matters. Matt has handled such matters on behalf of, among others, Bain Capital, GTCR, Madison Dearborn Partners, SoftBank, Summit Partners, TA Associates, Technology Crossover Ventures and Thomas H. Lee Partners, as well as several of their portfolio companies.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Delaware


  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude

    Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

    Book Award: Transnational Law

  • University of MarylandM.B.A.
  • University of MarylandB.S., Business