Jason Williams is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jason’s practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and other asset managers in strategic transactions and extra-ordinary matters, including minority investments and controlling investments in fund sponsors.

Jason has significant experience representing asset managers in structuring, negotiating and executing the sale of a minority, passive equity position, for managers spanning diverse asset classes and strategies, including private equity, hedge funds, and advisors to mutual funds and other registered investment vehicles. Jason also advises asset management clients on control-sale acquisitions, complex joint venture arrangements, primary and secondary investments (including synthetic secondary investments and stapled transactions), venture financings, dispositions, and other strategic initiatives.

Jason also regularly advises private equity and other asset managers on a wide range of operational and extra-ordinary matters, including internal restructurings and “team” arrangements, key person events, investor defaults, spin-outs, valuation matters, conflicts, and succession planning.

Jason also has experience advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, hedge fund managers and public and private companies on corporate governance matters, fiduciary duties, unsolicited transactions, hostile investor scenarios, restructurings, proxy fights, shareholder activism and general corporate and securities law matters.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York


  • English


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.2008
    Olin Fellow
  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.B.A., Business2005
  • Arizona State UniversityB.S., Economics; B.A., Mathematics and Political Science2003