Alex Schwartz is a corporate partner in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Alex represents issuers, sponsors and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, direct listings, secondary equity offerings and high yield offerings as well as general corporate and securities law counseling including corporate governance, disclosure issues, periodic reporting, Section 16 reporting and stock exchange listing requirements. Additionally, Alex represents private equity sponsors and other companies in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and SPAC transactions. Alex has handled such matters on behalf of, among others, AE Industrial Partners, Ares Management, Bain Capital, Centerview Capital, GTCR, Hilco Global, Madison Dearborn Partners, Oaktree Capital, Summit Partners, Sun Capital Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Vestar Capital Partners and Vista Equity Partners, as well as many of their portfolio companies.


Thought Leadership


"Recent Trends in IPOs of Private Equity Sponsor-Backed U.S. Companies," Practical Law The Journal, September 2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • Illinois


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

    Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review

  • University of California, Los AngelesB.A., Business Economics; Accounting Minor