Kirkland promotes two secondaries lawyers

Law firm Kirkland & Ellis has elevated Jaclyn Rabin and Paul Mysliwiec to partners as part of a raft of promotions.

Law firm Kirkland & Ellis has made two secondaries lawyers partner as part of a promotion round of 97.

New York-based Jaclyn Rabin works on fund formation across an array of alternative asset classes and advises on secondaries and co-investment transactions, according to her LinkedIn page. She has been at Kirkland & Ellis since 2014, having spent two years in the investment management team of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison.

Paul Mysliwiec works in the corporate and investment fund teams of Kirkland’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Kirkland he spent three years as a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

The promotions are effective from 1 October.

In August, Kirkland’s London funds group brought in Anand Damodaran, a partner at Ropes & Gray, to work on secondaries stake sales; establishing private equity, real estate and hedge funds; negotiating contracts with fund service providers; and structuring carried interest and co-investment schemes, according to the statement.

A few months before that, it poached Sean Hill from Proskauer to work on structuring and executing fund transactions and private fund formation from its Boston office.

Kirkland & Ellis has more than 2,000 lawyers across offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington DC.