Michael Kailus is in-house legal counsel with Driehaus Capital Management LLC in Chicago. He concentrates his practice in the area of investment management, advising on issues relating to the formation and operation of hedge funds as well as registered funds. He has significant experience advising on derivative trading issues, including Dodd Frank Act issues impacting the trading of swaps.
Kailus is a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Derivatives Markets Advisory Committee, as well as the Chicago Bar Association’s Futures and Derivatives Committee. He has a broad corporate and securities legal background, spending the early portion of his career in private practice, most recently with Freeborn & Peters, where he advised on securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review. Kailus published Do Not Bet on Unilateral Prohibition of Internet Gambling to Eliminate Cyber-Casinos, 1999 ILL. L. REV. 1045.
He is a member of the Governing Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois, an organization that provides scholarships to Chicago area children who are academically capable, but come from disadvantaged home environments, so they can attend high school and college. He is a former member of the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board.
JD University of Illinois
BA Indiana University
Private Investment Funds
Do Not Bet on Unilateral Prohibition of Internet Gambling to Eliminate Cyber-Casinos, 1999 ILL. L. REV. 1045