Press Release

Funds Partner Victor Levy Joins Kirkland & Ellis in New York

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that Victor Levy has joined the Firm as a partner in the Investment Funds Group in the New York office. 

Mr. Levy focuses on the formation and ongoing representation of private equity funds and hedge funds. He has extensive experience representing domestic and international fund sponsors in structuring and establishing private equity funds focused on a variety of strategies, including credit (spanning all sub-strategies across the credit spectrum e.g., direct lending, distressed debt, non-performing and performing traded debt, high yield debt, special situations and structured credit), real estate and infrastructure. Mr. Levy also advises sponsors establishing managed accounts and funds of one, as well as in negotiating and structuring their internal partner compensation arrangements. Mr. Levy regularly represents established managers sponsoring new funds, as well as high-quality emerging managers sponsoring first-time funds, to invest in U.S. and non-U.S. markets. 

“Victor is an outstanding funds lawyer whose deep experience advising credit fund sponsors in particular will further strengthen our leading credit funds practice,” said Sean Hill, an investment funds partner based in Boston. 

In 2020 alone, Kirkland’s investment funds group advised on over 135 credit funds for more than 50 unique credit sponsors. 

Stephanie Berdik, an investment funds partner based in Boston, added, “We are very excited to welcome Victor to our market-leading global funds platform.” 

Mr. Levy has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in its 2016 through 2021 editions, including being ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in its 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions for “Investment Fund Formation & Management − Private Equity Funds.” He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. 

Mr. Levy joins Kirkland from the New York office of Clifford Chance, where he was a partner in its Private Funds & Investment Management Group. 

Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. Kirkland offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. With more than 450 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services. Since January 2016, Kirkland has advised over 1,000 funds with total capital commitments in excess of $1.32 trillion.