Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Robert Hayward

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Matching consummate legal knowledge with deal-making mojo, Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Robert M. Hayward has represented marquee public companies including Kellogg Co. and The Boeing Co. in multibillion-dollar offerings, making him one of Law360’s corporate finance attorneys under 40 to watch.

Hayward, 38, returned to his hometown in 2000, joining Kirkland & Ellis’ Chicago office after having already built a prominent practice covering virtually every species of corporate transaction, from leverage buyouts and debt offerings to venture capital and public mergers and acquisitions.

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