Kevin Morris '02 Named to Butler University's Board of Trustees

From the Butler University website:

The Butler University Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members:

  • Jim Dickson ’95, Managing Director and Market Executive of the Midwest Market for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
  • Kevin Morris ’95 MBA ’96, corporate partner with the Chicago office of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
  • Tracy Stevens, an attorney and agent for her husband, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens.
  • Kyle Delaney ’03, Director of Marketing and Communications at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dickson, Morris, and Stevens were each elected to serve a three-year, renewable term. As President of the Butler Alumni Association, Delaney will serve a two-year term as that group’s representative. The board now has 28 active members...

Kevin Morris concentrates his law practice principally in complex business transactions, including private equity transactions, leveraged and strategic acquisitions and divestitures, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, recapitalizations, and joint ventures. He represents a variety of private equity investors and private and public corporations in connection with, among other things, distressed business situations, the structuring and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, significant commercial agreements, and investment and joint venture agreements.

Morris serves on Kirkland’s Diversity Committee, the Chicago Secretarial Review Committee, the Chicago Legal Assistant Review Committee, and the Chicago Recruiting Committee. He also is active with the Board of Directors of the Chicago Committee—an organization focused on advancing minority attorneys—and was a member of the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs. 

He is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Butler Business Consulting Group (Investment Committee) and is a past member of the Black Alumni Association. In 2007, Morris received the Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award.

Morris earned his bachelor of science and MBA from Butler’s College of Business. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002. 

He and his wife, Tonya, have one son, Christian.