CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2016 — Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Roger Lucas will join the Firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Tax Practice Group on Oct. 3.

“Roger is a talented tax lawyer with a strong reputation for his work on private equity transactions,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His experience representing Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds will bolster Kirkland’s top-tier tax practice, a vital component of our premier transactional offering.”

Mr. Lucas represents clients on business formations, complex transactions and financings, and executive compensation. He also assists private equity sponsors with the structuring of investments in their funds.

Mr. Lucas was most recently a partner in the tax practice at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago. He holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Michigan, and an LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law.

“Roger is an exceptional tax lawyer. He speaks in plain English and knows how to explain complicated topics so that clients understand the consequences of their transactions. He will be a great asset to our team and our clients,” said Todd Maynes, a partner in Kirkland’s Tax Practice Group in Chicago.

Kirkland's Tax Practice Group provides its clients the most creative tax planning available in a responsive and cost-efficient manner. The Firm's tax practice has a strong international reputation for providing sophisticated tax counseling on U.S. and foreign tax issues and effectively representing its clients in tax disputes worldwide.

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,700-attorney law firm representing global clients in tax, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.