Private Equity in 2019

Reflections on the Current Industry Environment


Wednesday, April 24, 2019



5:30 - 6:00pm

Panel Discussions

6:00 – 7:30pm

Informal Wine & Cocktail Reception

7:30 - 8:30pm


Sponsored and hosted by

Kirkland & Ellis

601 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Whether you are an investor, lawyer, or other advisor, you will enjoy hearing about the current private equity investing and transaction environment from leading industry participants.

Introductory Remarks:  

Salvo Arena, ’00

Chiomenti, Partner, Head of the New York Office and Co-Head of Private Equity -

Harvard Law School Association of New York, President


Panel 1: Current Private Equity Investing Environment

Dan Haas, MBA ’93

Bain & Company, Partner, Co-Founder of Americas Private Equity Practice

Sarah Kim, JD / MBA ’05

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Partner

Billy Rahm, JD / MBA ’06

Centerbridge Partners, Senior Managing Director

Barry Volpert, JD / MBA ’85

Crestview Partners, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Panel Moderator:  

Scott Collins, ’90

Summit Partners, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer


Panel 2: Recent Industry Legal Developments

Barbara Burns

AEA, Partner, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer

Norm Champ, ’89

Kirkland & Ellis, Partner

Securities and Exchange Commission, Director of Division of Investment Management (Former)

John Finley, ’81

Blackstone, Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer

Jason Herman, ’01

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Partner

Panel Moderator:  

Jeffrey Rosen ’78

Debevoise & Plimpton, Partner and Chair of Corporate Department


Event Details:


5:30PM - 8:30PM Wed 24 Apr 2019, Eastern timezone


Kirkland & Ellis
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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