Adam D. Phillips is a founding partner of the Firm’s corporate practice in Silicon Valley, a member of Kirkland’s Private Equity Practice Group and a leader in its growth equity practice.

Adam’s practice is focused on acquisitions and investments for a number of the leading technology-focused buyout and growth equity funds in Silicon Valley and representations of their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate and securities matters.

In addition to his tenure at Kirkland, Adam spent 13 years in the corporate sector as both an in-house counsel and a senior M&A executive for private and public companies. He further serves as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches private equity transactions.


Thought Leadership


Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law — San Francisco Immersion Program, Private Equity Transactions


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, California
  • 1998, Florida (retired)
  • 1988, Illinois (retired)


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1988
  • Emory UniversityB.S., Economicswith Honors1985