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Ketan Shah

General Counsel & Head of Corporate Development

Ketan Shah serves as Mesirow General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development. In his capacity as General Counsel, Ketan leads Mesirow’s legal team and is responsible for overseeing Mesirow’s worldwide legal affairs, including corporate and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and other general legal matters. 

In his role as Head of Corporate Development, Ketan oversees all potential M&A initiatives for the firm. 

He is also a member of Mesirow’s Board of Directors and serves on several Mesirow committees.

Prior to assuming the role of General Counsel, Ketan served as Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Before joining Mesirow, Ketan spent several years as a corporate attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on M&A and related matters. Before becoming an attorney, Ketan was an auditor with Deloitte, and is a certified public accountant (inactive). 

Ketan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Law.