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Gerald Nowak

Gerald T. (“Jerry”) Nowak is a corporate partner in the Kirkland & Ellis Chicago office. He has a broad transactional practice, including capital markets transactions, M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. His capital markets practice focuses on complex securities matters, including initial public offerings, high yield offerings, spin-offs, tender offers and investment grade debt offerings. His M&A practice includes public and private acquisitions for private equity funds and public companies.
Jerry was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Law & Politics Magazine, as well as being noted in The Legal 500 U.S. for Capital Markets: “highly recommended” and “well known for [his] expertise.  Additionally, Jerry was honored as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities & Venture Finance Law by Leading Lawyers Network.

Prior to attending law school, Jerry was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at the Air Force’s information technology headquarters. In that capacity, he was integrally involved in preparing, analyzing and negotiating the Department of Defense’s $2.5 billion third generation personal computer requirements contract. He also routinely performed cost analysis of significant software coding projects. Prior to joining the Air Force, Jerry was a computer programmer.

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