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Norbert B. Knapke II



Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Duke Law Journal Editorial Board
University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Program of Liberal Studies
  • magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner, 2000-2018

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk
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Norbert Knapke is an experienced corporate attorney who focuses his practice on private equity transactions and various corporate matters.

  • Represents clients in structuring, negotiating, and closing strategic and leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, and divestitures
  • Advises clients regarding equity, senior debt, and subordinated debt financings
  • Advises clients on executive compensation matters
  • Counsels private companies on various corporate matters