Angela Russo is a partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Angela focuses her practice on the tax aspects of complex business transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, as well as joint ventures and recapitalizations. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, bankruptcy and restructuring, and investment fund formation.

Angela was mentioned in the article "Big Deals: Molson Coors" from the December 2007 edition of The American Lawyer for her representation of Molson Coors in its joint venture with SABMiller. She was also praised in the 2012 edition of the Legal 500 U.S. for her "tax expertise."


Thought Leadership


Korea PE Insight 2013, June 26–28, 2013 — London, England and New York

Kim & Chang Private Equity Academy, July 17–18, 2012 — Seoul, Korea

Kim & Chang Private Equity Academy, December 2, 2011 — Singapore

Kim & Chang Private Equity Academy, November 29, 2011 — Hong Kong, China


Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award 2008–2010, 2014–2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005, Illinois
  • 2011, England & Wales
  • 2012, Hong Kong
  • 2014, California


  • United States Tax Court


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2005
    Executive Editor, University of Chicago Legal Forum
  • Dartmouth CollegeA.B., Economics Modified with Governmentmagna cum laude, with High Honors in Economics2001
    Citation for Excellence in Jurisprudence