Next Gen leader among several Kirkland partner promotions

Four Kirkland & Ellis secondaries lawyers have been promoted to partner out of 15 across the investment funds team worldwide.

Kirkland & Ellis has promoted four lawyers to partner, including one who appeared in Secondaries Investor’s Next Gen Leaders ranking.

The firm has appointed New York-based Alex Chauvin, Shreyas Jhaveri and Sheldon Hunt Laing, and London-based James King, to the top of the pyramid, according to a statement. They were among 15 promotions in the firm’s investment funds team and 145 firm-wide.

The promotions were effective as of last Thursday.

Chauvin ranked 13th in Secondaries Investor‘s Next Gen Leaders ranking of the most promising people in secondaries under the age of 36. She represents groups such as Landmark PartnersHarbourVest Partners and Committed Advisors and has worked on deals such as the $1.4 billion single-asset restructuring carried out by Warburg Pincus, which Secondaries Investor reported on last year.

Kirkland & Ellis advised on $50 billion-worth of secondaries deals last year, making it the most active law firm in the market since at least 2016 when Secondaries Investor launched its annual legal survey. The firm’s secondaries team is led by Michael Belsley.