Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Douglas C Gessner

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Doug Gessner is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he concentrates on representing private equity and venture capital sponsors in all aspects of private equity and venture capital investment activity, including leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, recapitalisations of private companies, growth equity investments in public and private companies, start-up investments, and formation of private equity funds.


University of Michigan, B.A., highest honors; Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Editor, Harvard Law Review.