Ryan Slaugh is a corporate associate in the Salt Lake City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, debt and equity restructurings, and minority equity investments.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Ryan worked as a restructuring associate, focusing primarily on complex commercial restructurings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

While in law school, Ryan served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Substantive Consolidation: A National Survey,” American Bankruptcy Institute, December 2019

Co-Author, “Into the Depths of Deference: A Deep Dive into Committee Modification Powers,” Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, November 2019

Co-Author, “Breaking-Up the Code: A Method for Calculating Break-Up Fees in Value Decreasing Transactions,” Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, November 2018


Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation, August 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Utah
  • 2016Delaware


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2016

    Education and Law Journal

    Journal of Public Law

  • Brigham Young UniversityB.A., Economics & Political Science2013