Jeffrey C. Hammes

Mr. Hammes

joined Kirkland & Ellis in 1985 and has been a partner since 1991. Mr. Hammes became Chairman of Kirkland's 15-person Global Management Executive Committee in 2010 and was elected to serve a second three-year term beginning in February 2013. Mr. Hammes is a founding partner of the San Francisco office opened in 2003 and the Palo Alto office opened in 2008. Mr. Hammes also led the Firm's expansion into Asia with the opening of offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

Mr. Hammes has concentrated his practice on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, and private equity compensation and governance matters. Clients include Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital. Described by clients in Chambers Global as a "lawyer who grasps the big picture with every transaction", Mr. Hammes has been named to Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2001 and to The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. In 2012, he was named to Crain's "Who's Who" in Chicago Business.

Mr. Hammes serves on the University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors and the Northwestern School of Law Dean's Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago and the Board of Trustees of the Ravinia Festival Association.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Leveraged Acquisitions, 3) Mergers & Acquisitions and 4) Private Equity
Law School Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., 1980
Bar Member / Association State bar of Illinois,State bar of California
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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