Carrie M. VanFleet is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts, covering numerous sectors and strategies, including buyout, credit opportunities, mezzanine and real estate funds. Carrie has also advised both sponsors and institutional buyers in connection with strategic investments in private investment firms.

Representative Clients

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, KPS Capital Partners, Littlejohn & Co. and Oaktree Capital Management


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Investing across strategies - VC/Growth/PE/Public Markets,” Wharton Women in Investing Annual Conference, January 2024

Moderator, “How Newcomers Find Traction,” KAYO Women's Private Equity Summit, June 2023


Quoted, "Key Trends: Private debt seen as offering downside protection," Private Debt Investor, September 2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Private Investments Funds Committee of the NYC Bar


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2009

    Order of the Coif

    Articles Editor, The Cardozo Law Review

  • University of California, Santa CruzB.A.with Honors2005