Leah Recht is a corporate partner in Kirkland's San Francisco office. Leah's practice is focused primarily on the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including structuring and negotiating various strategic and leveraged acquisitions of public and private targets, divestures, carveouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, minority investments, restructurings, executive compensation matters, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. Leah’s representative private equity clients include Vista Equity Partners, HGGC, Peak Rock Capital, Gryphon Investors, Tensile Capital and Golden Gate Capital.

Leah was recognized in 2018 and 2019 as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for business and corporate law. 


Memberships & Affiliations

Co-Chair, Kirkland & Ellis Bay Area Women’s Leadership Initiative

Kirkland & Ellis Bay Area Recruiting Committee

Chair, planning committee for the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk benefiting the National Brain Tumor Society

San Francisco Board, Kesem benefiting Camp Kesem


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • California


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.

    Dean’s Scholar

    Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

  • Ohio UniversityB.A., Psychologysumma cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa