Patrick Valenti is an investment funds partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on structuring, negotiating, forming, marketing and operating private investment funds and related management companies, ranging from first-time sponsors to funds of over $5 billion across a wide range of strategies and structures. He has experience advising fund sponsors on a variety of operational and management issues, including firm governance, compensation, succession planning, employment and separation arrangements and regulatory compliance. Patrick has also counseled fund sponsors on spin-outs, co-investments, alternative investment vehicles, restructurings and fund related aspects of M&A transactions.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Michigan
  • 2015Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2015

    Staff Member, University of Chicago Law Review, 2013–2015

    Recipient, Douglas Baird Prize in Commercial Law

  • University of MichiganB.A., English Language and Literature & Political Sciencewith High Distinction2012

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Honors College