Laura Steinke is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Laura focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts, mergers and, joint ventures, strategic investments and dispositions, as well as general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Laura practiced for several years in the New York office of a leading U.S. firm and in the Sydney office of a top Australian firm.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Delaware Chancery Court Confirms Continued Applicability of MFW Standard,” International Law Office Corporate Finance/M&A Newsletter, June 7, 2017

Press Mentions

Quoted, “Insiders Say These 8 Deal Lawyers Are Who Big Private Equity Firms Are Counting on to Help Figure Out How to Put Mountains of Cash to Work,” Business Insider, December 6, 2019


IFLR1000, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York


  • University of QueenslandLL.B.2007
    First Class Honors
  • University of QueenslandB.Sc., Molecular Cell Biology2007