Eric Perelman is a corporate partner in the New York, NY office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group. At Kirkland, Eric counsels private fund sponsors in the global asset management industry on a wide variety of legal, regulatory, transactional and compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, and related federal securities laws and regulations, including:

  • Structuring, offering and ongoing operations of private investment vehicles, including private equity funds, private credit funds, venture capital and hedge funds, with particular focus on conflicts, disclosure and management of material non-public information (“MNPI”) considerations;
  • Investment adviser registration, exemptions and ongoing compliance;
  • Navigating government interactions, including SEC examination defense, investigation and enforcement matters; and
  • Capital markets, M&A and debt finance transactions and related investment company status issues for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.


Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • German


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2014
  • New York UniversityB.A.magna cum laude2011