Ryan M. Hehner is an associate practicing in the Corporate Department, where he practices general business law, including mergers and acquisitions and commercial contract issues. Upon graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Ryan previously worked for Kirkland & Ellis, focusing primarily on chapter 11 corporate reorganizations.

Practice Areas


  • University of Chicago School of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2013)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
  • Butler University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2009)
    • English Literature
    • Highest Departmental Honors

Legal Background

  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis (2013-2016)
  • Public Interest Law Fellow, Alliance for the Great Lakes (Summer 2013)
  • Legal Extern, Office of the General Counsel, Children's Memorial Hospital (Summer 2011)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar