Ted Swan was involved in structuring, negotiating and completing a wide variety of corporate transactions for over 30 years. The primary focus of his practice was representing institutional and independent private equity investors in middle market transactions. Ted also developed a significant private equity fund formation practice, forming over a dozen funds in the past several years.


Thought Leadership

Seminar Presentations

Institute for International Research Conference on Mezzanine Financings

University of Chicago Business School Conference on Private Equity

Mohimi Ventures Conferences on Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Kirkland & Ellis Client Private Equity Conferences

Kirkland & Ellis Internal Training Programs for Associates


Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2012.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1977Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1977
    Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of ManagementM.B.A., Finance1977
  • Dartmouth CollegeB.A., Sociologymagna cum laude1972
    Phi Beta Kappa