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Kirkland & Ellis Partner Linda K. Myers to be Honored at Harvard Law School International Women’s Day Celebration

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Linda K. Myers, a corporate partner focused on debt finance and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee, will be recognized at Harvard Law School’s second Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, organized by the Harvard Women’s Law Association and Harvard Law and International Development Society. Ms. Myers is one of 50 honorees selected from nominations submitted by Harvard Law School students, faculty and staff.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Myers has been responsible for financings in connection with major leveraged buyouts, public offerings, working capital financings/refinancings and restructurings (including out-of-court, debtor-in-possession and exit financing). She has handled transactions ranging in size from several hundred million dollars to several billion dollars. Her clients have included Bain Capital, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Energy Future Holdings, KKR, Nuveen Investments, Radio One, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Zebra Technologies Corporation, among others.

In addition to her client work and role on Kirkland’s Global Management Committee, Ms. Myers is co-chair of Kirkland’s Administrative Committee, which establishes and oversees the Firm’s policies, and is a member of Kirkland’s Finance Committee.
 
She also helped establish Kirkland’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), which promotes the recruitment, retention and advancement of women attorneys at the Firm. She frequently participates in WLI events focused on mentorship/sponsorship and career advancement for women attorneys. Ms. Myers is also a member of the Firmwide Diversity Committee and chair of the Diversity Integration Task Force, which drives diversity (including gender diversity) at the Firm and in the legal industry.

Ms. Myers has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous industry publications, with Crain’s Chicago Business recently naming her as one of the “20 Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business.” She has also been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S., the Legal Media Group and International Financial Law Review, among others.

The event will take place at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, March 10.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP (www.kirkland.com) is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.