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.

Katrina is recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 US (2017–2022). She was recognized by Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Private Funds (2020). She has also received recognition as a top practitioner in Lawdragon Insights: Private Funds (2014), where clients say that she is “a fantastic asset.” Katrina is also a certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management (2014).

Representative Clients

Katrina’s experience includes acting for clients such as Alecta, Antin Infrastructure Partners, Arroyo Energy Investors, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, The Carlyle Group, Fairview Capital Partners, Glendon Capital Management, GSO Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.



“Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 US, 2017–2022

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

Certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management, 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