Gerald T. ("Jerry") Nowak, P.C., is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has a broad transactional practice, including capital markets transactions, M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. Mr. Nowak's 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. Representative clients include: NRG Energy, Thoma Bravo, Sun Capital, Sara Lee, Hanesbrands, Code, Hennessy & Simmons and Centene.
Mr. Nowak has twice been identified as a "SuperLawyer" in Law & Politics Magazine's annual review and was identified both as a top M&A practitioner and as a top high-yield debt practitioner in The Legal 500's annual review of Corporate & Finance attorneys. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.B.A. from Auburn University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.