Douglas Ryder is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office. His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, on various mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings and general corporate matters.

Doug has worked with a number of private equity sponsors including Advent International, Apollo Global Management, CCMP Capital, Cerberus Capital Management, Fortress Investment Group, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Mubadala Development Company, Nexus Capital Management, ONCAP Management Partners and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, as well as public companies including AMC Entertainment, BAE SYSTEMS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Norwegian Cruise Line and Ticketmaster.

Doug is consistently recognized as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Private Equity by IFLR1000.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.1998
  • Colgate UniversityB.A.1993