Thanks to Matt, Kirkland was not only an MVP sponsor of New England’s JEANS + JERSEYS: Positive impact Celebration featuring USWNT and US and Olympic Soccer Hall of Fame member Kristine Lilly, the Patriots’ Devin and Jason McCourty, and six Triple-Impact Competitor winners and a Sponsor of New England’s 3rd annual Harvard STADIUM STAMPEDE (choosing to sponsor the COMPASSION banner), Kirkland has also inaugurated HUDDLE UP! a series of huddles featuring Boston’s beloved sports leaders.
With funding from Kirkland, PCA-NE hosted reigning World Series Champion Manager Alex Cora at a luncheon “huddle” for 99 people in May (click here for the Cora huddle highlight video) and has plans to host similar huddles with the Head Coach of the Boston Celtics Head, PCA National Advisory Board Member Brad Stevens, and Head Coach of Stanley Cup Finalist Boston Bruins Bruce Cassidy.
Matt believes in the power of sports done right to transform lives, and notes "with three young children, I’ve seen firsthand how much of an impact team sports and positive coaching can make. The lessons kids learn through playing sports are invaluable throughout their lives. Great coaching teaches life lessons that make a difference on the playing field, at home, in the office, the boardroom, and beyond."
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with 2,200 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C
At Kirkland & Ellis, Matt serves as lead counsel representing large and middle market private equity funds and other financial sponsors as well as public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity and minority investments, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.