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 Accel-KKR, Advent International, Apollo Global Management, Arlington Capital Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, CCMP Capital, Cerberus Capital Management, Fortress Investment Group, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Mubadala Development Company, Nexus Capital Management, ONCAP Management Partners, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Recognize Partners and Soros Fund Management, as well as public companies including AMC Entertainment, BAE SYSTEMS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CCC Information Services, Dave & Buster’s, 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