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Jonathan D. McPike
Of Counsel

JONATHAN D. MCPIKE is of counsel in Taft’s Indianapolis office and a member of the firm’s Business & Finance group. He focuses his practice on representing private equity fund sponsors and managers in the formation and operation of private equity funds and in the acquisition and disposition of their respective portfolio companies. In addition, Jonathan also advises investors in connection with prospective investments in private equity funds and other corporate clients with respect to compliance with U.S. federal and state securities and blue sky laws in connection with the offering and sale of securities.

Before joining Taft, Jonathan was an attorney in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his representative matters included the following:

  • Representation of sponsor in formation of $1.2 billion buyout fund.
  • Representation of sponsor in formation of $1.1 billion secondary and primary buyout fund.
  • Representation of sponsor in formation of $700 million energy services fund.
  • Representation of sponsor in formation of $500 million distressed debt fund.
  • Representation of sponsor in single-close formation of $350 million buyout fund.
  • Representation of sponsor in formation of $300 million buyout fund.
  • Representation of management company in spinout from legacy private equity firm.

Before entering private practice with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jonathan served as a law clerk for then-Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Jonathan graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from American University in 2008 with a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science. He graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington in 2011. During law school, Jonathan served as a notes and comments editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as executive problem editor of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Board. He was also champion of the 2009-2010 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.

Publications

"Merit Pay and Pain: Linking Congressional Pay to Performance," 86 Ind. L.J. 335 (2011).