Michael Earley is co-leader of Private Equity for the Firm's Corporate Practice. For 20 years, he has advised fund sponsors, institutional investors, and investment advisors across the globe on a broad range of matters, including structuring private investment funds, portfolio investments, co-investments, and secondary transactions. His experience spans multiple asset classes, including buyout, private credit, venture capital, infrastructure, and real estate. Michael also provides strategic advice to private fund sponsors on their internal structuring, governance, and compensation matters. He also has experience working on transactions involving the sale of significant minority investments in fund management businesses for sponsors and institutional investors. Michael's work with institutional investors includes work on primary investments, co-investments, direct investments, and secondary transactions.
In the community, Michael serves as a director of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation and a member of board of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.
- June 7, 2012
Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. cum laude 2003; B.A.1997)
- Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014 and 2015)