Brad Reed is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Brad represents private equity sponsors, public companies and other clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and counsels clients on a range of general corporate and securities law matters, including Exchange Act periodic reporting and disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Section 16 reporting, fiduciary duties and stock exchange listing requirements. He also represents issuers and sponsors in initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, convertible securities offerings and tender and exchange offers.

Brad has led representative matters ranging in size from several million dollars to over $12 billion across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on software and technology sectors.


Thought Leadership


Moderator, "Panel on Technology," 2022 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, April 1, 2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007Illinois


  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.2007

    Order of the Coif

    Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

    Vanderbilt Law School and Owen School of Management Law & Business Certificate

  • Loyola University ChicagoB.B.A., Finance & Economicsmagna cum laude2004