John S. Pennington is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group in the Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the structuring, forming and advising private equity and other private investment funds and their management companies. He also focuses on advising clients on a variety of general corporate counseling matters, including operations and regulatory compliance.

Representative Clients

Alvarez & Marsal, Birch Lake Capital, Nanban Enterprises*, Nautic Partners, Northern Trust, Prysm Sorenson Capital Partners, Water Street Healthcare Partners



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Utah
  • 2017New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State UniversityJ.D.2014
  • Brigham Young UniversityB.A., Asian Studies2011