Katie A. St. Peters, P.C.


Katie St. Peters is a partner in the Investment Funds Group, where her practice focuses on advising private investment fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, including the establishment of private investment funds, fund investment activities, product and strategy expansion, co-investment programs, warehousing arrangements, alternative investment structures, fund regulatory and compliance matters, conflicts issues, investor relations matters and firm ownership and operational issues, including governance matters, succession planning and separation arrangements.

Katie has advised a wide variety of private fund sponsors in connection with structuring and forming private investment funds ranging from a hundred million to tens of billions of dollars, as well as structuring and establishing separate account structures for a variety of U.S. and non-U.S institutional investors. Her experience includes advising sponsors ranging from emerging managers to leading global asset managers across a variety of investment strategies.

Katie has been recognized for her work as a leading investment funds lawyer by numerous publications. Most recently in 2022, Katie was named Law360's “MVP of the Year” for Fund Formation, an award that recognizes leading lawyers for their involvement in record-breaking deals and complex global matters. In 2021, Katie was named by Law360 to the Fund Formation “Rising Stars” list, an annual ranking that recognizes outstanding legal talent under 40 years old. IFLR1000 recognized Katie as a “Notable Practitioner” in Fund Formation, and she has been recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer for Private Equity Funds by The Legal 500 every year since 2017.

Outside of her client work, Katie serves on Kirkland’s Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Benefits Committee and is a member of the Chicago Office Recruiting Committee and Associate Review Committee. Katie also serves on the board of directors of OneGoal Chicago.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, “Key developments in private equity funds,” IBA 22nd Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, March 2024

Moderator, “Private Equity/Venture Capital: Raising a Fund in ’24: What Will It Take?”, With Intelligence Women’s Private Capital Summit, November 2023

Panelist, “Regulatory & Compliance,” National Venture Capital CFO Conference, November 2023

Panelist, “Knowing Your Value: How to Navigate Compensation Discussions,” With Intelligence Women's GP Summit, September 2023

Workshop, “Insights from a Funds Lawyer,” Wharton Women in Investing Inaugural Conference, February 11, 2022


Recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in Fund Formation, 2021

Recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Notable Practitioner” in Fund Formation, 2019–2023

Recognized by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer for Private Equity Funds, 2017–2023

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York
  • 2014Illinois


  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.2010

    Grace Wilson Sims Medal in Transnational Law

    Executive Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

  • Georgetown UniversityB.S.F.S., International Politicscum laude2006