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Kaitlin Kines

Partner, Corporate Department


Kaitlin Kines is a partner in the Private Equity practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Century City office. Ms. Kines advises emerging and late-stage companies as well as private equity, venture capital, and growth equity investors. She regularly manages a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, growth equity investments, and strategic collaborations. Ms. Kines provides integral day-to-day corporate counseling to the portfolio companies of buyout sponsors across the technology, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and banking sectors.

Ms. Kines is a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and California Bar Association.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
    • Georgetown Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


Mergers and Acquisitions; Growth Equity

  • Various buyouts and growth equity transactions for Thoma Bravo, Sixth Street Partners , Accel-KKR, Accel Partners, Declaration Partners, Hopin Ltd, Avantus Aerospace, and Amplitude, Inc.

Pro Bono

  • Pro bono representation of low-income New Yorkers through Legal Services of NYC, a nonprofit pro bono organization offering immigration and immigrants’ rights assistance

Matters may have been completed before joining Paul Hastings.

Practice Areas

Private Equity




California Bar

New York Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.

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