Linda Myers leads Kirkland & Ellis’s Debt Finance practice and has been named one of the “20 Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business.” In addition to supervising a 110-person team she engages in significant philanthropic work and champions women’s initiatives at the firm. A leader in mentoring young female attorneys, Ms. Myers co-founded Kirkland’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and engaged in numerous efforts to increase the number of women rising through firms’ leadership ranks.
Ms. Myers’ legal savvy has led to her receiving numerous accolades for her expertise, creativity, and responsiveness to client concerns. She has overseen multiple multi-billion dollar financial transactions and worked with top corporations like Kellogg’s and United Airlines. Still, she finds the time to support women attorneys through “small gestures…and big gestures,” whether it’s taking the time to explain the interview process to a law student or opening her home to female associates for a cocktail party.
In the words of the HLS community member who nominated Ms. Myers, “As a mother, wife, and incredibly accomplished lawyer, she is a role model for me and all women who hope to be able to make it in big law.”
Myers earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. from Georgetown University.