Christopher W. Kirkham

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Christopher W. Kirkham

Christopher W. Kirkham

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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Christopher W. Kirkham
Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1998

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A., Philosophy
Class of 1992

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. In less than 50 years we have become one of the world's leading universities. York has become one of the top ten universities in the UK for teaching and research – and is first in the UK and seventh in the world in the Times Higher Education world rankings of universities less than 50 years old. There are now over 30 academic departments and research centers and the student body has expanded to nearly 16,000.

M.A., International Affairs

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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Editor
Prior

The Columbia Law Review is one of the world’s leading publications of legal scholarship. Founded in 1901, the Review is an independent nonprofit corporation that produces a law journal edited and published entirely by students at Columbia Law School. It is one of a handful of student-edited law journals in the nation that publish eight issues a year. The Review is one of the most widely distributed and cited law reviews in the country. It receives about 2,000 submissions per year and selects approximately 20–25 manuscripts for publication annually, in addition to student Notes. In 2008, the Review expanded its audience with the launch of Sidebar, an online supplement to the Review. By bringing together a diverse group of legal scholars, practitioners, community leaders, and judges, Sidebar provides an important, emerging forum for the discussion of pressing legal issues.

Editor-in-Chief
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Career History
Partner
Current

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Prior

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Transactions
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Ellie Mae, Inc., Thoma Bravo LLC purchase Capsilon Corp. from Francisco Partners Management LP

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EQT Partners AB, EQT AB purchase Aldevron LLC from TA Associates Management, L.P.

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Francisco Partners Management LP purchases PayScale, Inc. from Warburg Pincus LLC

Awards & Honors
2002
Admitted to the California Bar
1999
Admitted to the New York Bar
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
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Christopher W. Kirkham is affiliated with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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