Kevin Morris, a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ Chicago office, died over the weekend after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the firm said Monday. Morris was 46.

Working in Kirkland’s leading private equity practice, he handled deals over the years for Bain Capital partners, Cerberus Capital Management, Chicago Growth Partners, GTCR, Monomoy Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management and Sun Capital Partners. He also represented Energy Future Holdings Corp., Sara Lee, and HealthChannels, a portfolio company of Vesey Street Capital Partners, in M&A transactions.