Kirkland Taps Hammes to Replace Yannucci

Kirkland & Ellis has chosen dealmaker Jeffrey Hammes to replace longtime chairman Thomas Yannucci.,0,5601902,print.story and

Hammes specializes in private equity and splits his time between Chicago, where he started in 1985, and San Francisco and Palo Alto. He has served as vice chair of the firm’s 15-member management committee for the past year, in anticipation of his inheriting the top slot from Yannucci Yannucci, a longtime Lawdragon 500 member and standout litigator in Washington, D.C., is approaching the age of 60, and Kirkland prohibits partners past that age from serving on the management committee.


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