Bruce I. Ettelson, '89 "More than Grades: Building a Successful Career in Private Practice"
Bruce I. Ettelson, P.C., ‘89, is a partner in the firm of Kirkland and Ellis LLP. He leads the Firm’s Private Funds Group, which was recently ranked by Chambers & Partners, an international legal publisher, as Tier 1 in the U.S., UK, Asia-Pacific and globally — making Kirkland the only law firm in the world to be considered in the top tier for each of these core jurisdictions. His practice focuses on structuring and forming premier private equity funds and their management companies. Bruce has represented over 75 private equity firms in the formation of more than 300 private equity funds. He is also involved in the structuring and formation of private equity funds associated with commercial and investment banks; representing investors in making and monitoring investments in private equity funds; representing buyers, sellers, management teams and fund sponsors in their investments in the secondary market; and acting for private equity clients in general corporate counseling.
Bruce was selected as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” by The Law Bulletin Publishing Company and named as one of “Th