Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

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