June 23, 2020

Linda K. Myers

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Linda Myers is a corporate partner at international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she served on the Firm’s Global Executive Management Committee from 2010 to 2020. Myers is one of the original members of the Firm’s Debt Finance Practice Group and focuses her practice on debt financing transactions for major private and public companies, private equity groups and commercial lending institutions.


Myers is recognized as a leading lawyer and eminent practitioner. She received the “Award for Excellence in the Field of Law” in 2020 from the St. Ignatius College Prep Law Society and was honored by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois with a “Women of Achievement” award in 2015.  In 2020 and 2018, the IFLR1000 Women Leaders guide named Linda as one of the 300 female lawyers ranked as the best transactional practitioners in their markets and practice areas.


Myers has promoted diversity and inclusion throughout her career and currently serves on the board of The Chicago Network, a preeminent organization of Chicago’s leading professional women. Myers also enthusiastically supports professional, educational, civic, and cultural organizations. She serves on the boards and has done pro bono legal work for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Myers also sits on the board of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Chicago high school and is a member of the Parents Council to the Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. and the Advisory Committee of Kinzie Capital Partners.


Myers earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.