Bruce I. Ettelson, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, is the founder of the Firm’s dedicated Investment Funds Group. With nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Ettelson has been on the forefront of the investment fund industry’s evolution since its early years. He has represented over 100 private equity firms in the formation of more than 500 private equity funds. Mr. Ettelson has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and was in the inaugural class inducted into The Legal 500 U.S. Hall of Fame. Mr. Ettelson received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.S.E. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.