Katrina is ‘a fantastic asset.’” - Lawdragon Insights: Private Funds

Katrina S. Rowe is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on representing domestic and international sponsors on forming, marketing and operating private investment funds covering a wide spectrum of sectors, geographies and strategies, including buyout, credit, distressed debt, infrastructure, real estate, energy and mezzanine. Katrina also has significant experience working with sponsors on co-investment arrangements, joint ventures and separately managed accounts, as well as structuring, regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, Katrina has represented institutional investors in making investments in private funds.

Representative Clients

  • Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • Arroyo Energy Investors
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Blackstone Credit (f/k/a GSO Capital Partners)
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Fairview Capital Partners
  • Glendon Capital Management
  • H.I.G. Capital Partners
  • I Squared Capital
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Pretium Partners
  • Sandbrook Capital



Recognized in Chambers USA for Private Equity: Fund Formation – Up and Coming (2023)

Recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” (2022–2023)

Recognized by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer for Private Equity Funds (2017–2023) 

Recognized by Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Private Funds (2020)

“Top Practitioner” by Lawdragon Insights: Private Funds (2014)

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Florida (inactive)


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.

    Robert McKay Scholar

    Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics

  • University of PennsylvaniaB.A., Economics & Political Sciencemagna cum laude