Derek Thomas is a corporate associate in the Investment Funds Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Derek’s practice focuses on the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds and their management companies.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021Illinois
  • 2021Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2021

    Order of the Coif

    Business Law Concentration with Honors

    Dean's Academic Achievement Award

    Wisconsin International Law Journal

    Best Performance, International Business Transactions

  • University of MinnesotaB.A., Economics2017