Global law firm Kirkland & Ellis has hired private equity and M & A attorney Douglas Ryder as a corporate partner in its New York office. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Ryder worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 — Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Douglas Ryder has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in the New York office.
“Doug brings significant experience representing clients in the types of complex transactions that are the hallmark of our preeminent transactional practice. He is a leading private equity lawyer and we are excited to add him to our strong team in New York,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee.
Mr. Ryder was previously a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York. He represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, on various merger and acquisition, financing, restructuring and general corporate matters. Mr. Ryder has represented private equity sponsors including Advent International, Apollo Global Management, CCMP Capital, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and ONCAP Management Partners, as well as a number of public and private companies, including IAC/InterActiveCorp, AMC Entertainment and Norwegian Cruise Line.
“The demand for Kirkland’s leading M&A and private equity attorneys continues to rise. We are pleased to add a talented lawyer like Doug to the team so we can continue providing the creative solutions and top-notch service our clients expect,” said David Fox, partner in the New York office and member of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee.
Mr. Ryder is recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by IFLR1000. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring and tax, litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.