Austin Witt is a debt finance partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Austin represents borrowers, sponsors, direct lenders, distressed investors and creditors in a wide range of restructurings, liability management matters, direct lending transactions, rescue financings, DIP financings, exit financings and other high-yield financing transactions. He is particularly experienced in advising clients in credit opportunities and special situations transactions, and he has worked on some of the largest and most sophisticated distressed transactions in history.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2007

    Order of the Coif

    Member, The University of Chicago Law Review

  • Rice UniversityB.A.cum laude2002