Jacqueline Eaves

Jacqueline Eaves

Jacqueline Eaves
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Jacqueline Eaves is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity and Private Investment Funds groups. She focuses her practice on complex business transactions in the private funds secondary market, including traditional portfolio sales, preferred equity, and GP-led transactions. Jacqueline also has extensive experience on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate advisory matters.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Jacqueline was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Previously, she was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and Slaughter and May, where she trained.

Professional Activities

Jacqueline is a member of Level20, a not-for-profit organisation founded with the aim of improving gender diversity in the private equity industry.




BPP Law School



BPP Law School



Durham University




  • England & Wales

Recognition & Awards

Jacqueline was named a “2021 Secondaries Next Gen Leader” by Secondaries Investor, a list which recognizes the top 20 professionals working in the secondaries space aged 36 or younger.


  • Panelist, “Untapped potential: What are the growth prospects for credit secondaries?," SuperReturn International Conference, June 2024
  • Moderator, “Built to Succeed: Structuring Your Legal Team with Vision & Purpose,” WIPL, March 2024
  • Quoted, “Could AI be the future of LP secondaries?,” Private Equity International, September 2023
  • Quoted, “Exploring What AI Can Bring To the Secondaries Table,” Private Equity International, September 2023
  • Quoted, “ILPA Guidance Promotes Equitable Framework for Continuation Fund Transactions,” Private Equity Law Report, July 2023
  • Co-Author, “Emerging Trends in the Evolving Continuation Fund Market,” Private Equity Law Report, July 2022
  • Quoted, “On the Minds of the Next Gen: What’s Ahead for GP-Leds," Private Equity International, March 2022
  • Author, “The rise of GP-led secondaries,” Financier Worldwide, September 2021
  • Co-Author, “A Comparison Between Two Liquidity Solution Tools: Preferred Equity and NAV Facilities,” Private Equity Law Report, October 2020
  • Author, “Current Trends in the PE Secondary Market and Key Differences Between Europe and the U.S.,” Private Equity Law Report, October 2019