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About Frederick Tanne

A retired partner, Frederick “Fred” Tanne holds a bachelor of science in communication studies from Northwestern University. He received a juris doctor with distinction from Emory University School of Law and later passed the bar to practice law in New York. Frederick Tanne dedicated his early career to Shearman & Sterling, a company in which he honed expertise in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions as an associate.

Subsequently, he made a lateral move joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He became a junior partner in less than a year and was named senior partner in 1995. His experience in complex business negotiations impacts multimillion-dollar cases related to recapitalization and buyouts. Further, the firm looks to Fred Tanne for guidance on private equity funds, growth capital investments, and restructuring. For more information about Frederick Tanne and his practice, visit

Work experience


Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jan 19902017

Of Counsel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Feb 20152017



Emory University School of Law
Aug 1982May 1985

Communications Studies

Jan 1978Jan 1982