Richard Godfrey

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Richard Godfrey

Richard Godfrey

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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5376

Number of Boards

12

Number of Awards

23

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Co-Founder at US Equities Realty LLC

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Regional President, Illinois at PNC Wealth Management

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Executive Chairman at Mesirow Financial, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Rush System for Health

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner & Chairman at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Richard Godfrey
Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Education
J.D., magna cum laude
Class of 1979

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

Baccalaureate Level Instruction: Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit, and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Fellow
Current

TO EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCE JUSTICE THROUGH INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND RIGOROUS EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE LAW.

Career History
Partner
Current

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Worldwide Management Committee
1999 - 2015

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Trustee
Current

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

Member, Dean's Advisory Board
Current

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

IMPROVING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND DIRECT SERVICES.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2019

Baccalaureate Level Instruction: Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit, and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world

$5,000 - $10K
2018

TO EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCE JUSTICE THROUGH INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND RIGOROUS EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE LAW.

$5,000 +
2017

IMPROVING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND DIRECT SERVICES.

Political Donations
$2,400
2010

Former Senator from Illinois

$1,000
2009

Former Senator from Illinois

$2,500
2009

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

Awards & Honors
1998
Boston University School of Law - Silver Shingle Alumni Award, Distinguished Service to the Law School
1979
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
Court Admission: US Supreme Court
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