Eric Wedel is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ Debt Finance practice. Eric has extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders in all types of both secured and unsecured lending transactions, including asset-based, first-lien, second-lien, mezzanine and high-yield transactions.

Chambers Global recognized Eric as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in 2020. Chambers USA recognized Eric as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in 2019–2020 and as “Up and Coming” for Banking & Finance in 2018. In the 2019–2021 editions of IFLR1000, Eric was selected as a “Notable Practitioner” for Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: High yield and Mergers & Acquisitions. Since 2016, Eric has been commended by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” He was also recognized in 2016 and 2020 by The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in debt finance.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2005
  • The University of ArizonaB.A., Political Science2002