Press Release

Kirkland Welcomes Investment Funds Partners John Reinert and Jina Yun in Chicago

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that John Reinert and Jina Yun have joined the Firm as partners in the Investment Funds Regulatory Practice. Mr. Reinert and Ms. Yun represent fund sponsors as well as other private and public companies in connection with complex regulatory and compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

“John and Jina are exceptionally talented lawyers with significant experience advising clients on complicated regulatory matters affecting the asset management industry,” said Nabil Sabki, an investment funds partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. “I’m delighted to work with them both again as we serve our clients at Kirkland’s industry-leading private equity platform.”

Both Mr. Reinert and Ms. Yun join Kirkland from the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where they previously worked with Mr. Sabki for more than five years and helped to build the investment funds regulatory practice.

Mr. Reinert represents fund sponsors as well as other private and public companies in connection with matters involving the status, registration and regulation of investment advisers under the Advisers Act; examinations and inquires by the Securities and Exchange Commission; and regulatory matters affecting investment vehicles, joint ventures and other companies under the Investment Company Act. He regularly advises clients in connection with ongoing compliance matters and has significant experience advising clients with respect to complex financial services transactions involving real estate investment management platforms, initial public offerings of alternative asset managers, securitization and structured finance vehicles, as well as mergers and acquisitions involving registered investment advisers.

Ms. Yun represents private fund sponsors in the asset management industry on legal, regulatory and compliance matters, including the offering, structuring and governance of private equity funds, continuation funds, co-investments, hedge funds, managed account platforms and other investment products.She advises investment managers on SEC examinations, investment adviser status analysis under the Advisers Act, investment adviser registrations, enforcement actions and related regulatory and compliance considerations. Ms. Yun also has experience advising clients on complex transactions, including the acquisition and sale of asset managers, joint ventures, SPACs and private securities offerings. Ms. Yun also advises companies on investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act.

Other recent additions to Kirkland’s Investment Funds Regulatory Practice include Nabil Sabki, who joined the Chicago office in June, and Diane BlizzardMelissa Gainor and Daniel Kahl, three former SEC officials who joined the Firm in April. Kirkland has more than 85 attorneys in its Investment Funds Regulatory Practice, which includes lawyers who have held senior policy-making and enforcement positions in key regulatory agencies, as well as seasoned practitioners and more than 550 lawyers overall in the Firm’s Investment Funds 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. The Firm offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific offering comprehensive services including private fund formation; liquidity solutions; investment management and regulatory counsel and support; and strategic GP advisory services. Since January 2017, Kirkland has advised over 1,000 funds with total capital commitments in excess of $1.32 trillion.