Jacob Ruby is a debt finance associate in the Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jacob’s practice focuses on representing private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, public companies, private credit funds, hedge funds, asset managers, and alternative capital sources in complex and bespoke financing transactions, with an emphasis on liability management exercises, private credit financings, recapitalizations, restructurings, credit opportunities and special situation transactions.

Jacob has designed some of the most complex, cutting-edge, and novel liability management exercises and private credit financings completed in recent years, including for At Home, Envision Healthcare, Equinox Group, WeWork, Wheel Pros, GoTo Technologies, Consolidated Precision Products, and Curo.

Jacob has also advised on a number of in- and out-of-court restructurings, DIP financings, and exit financings, including Envision Healthcare, Tailored Brands, Forever 21, Frontera Generation, China Fishery Group, NBG Home, Selecta Group, Jason Industries and Bluestem Brands.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2023Utah
  • 2019Illinois


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2019

    Order of the Coif

    Karsh-Dillard Scholar

    Online Editor, Virginia Law Review

    The American Bankruptcy Law Journal Student Prize
  • University of MichiganB.A., Economicswith High Distinction2016

    High Honors in Economics

    John E. Parker Memorial Prize