"'Everything you could want in a lawyer'...  an 'ability to condense complex regulatory issues into concise commercial advice.'"
Chambers USA


Bert Krueger concentrates his practice on private equity funds, ERISA fiduciary matters, and executive compensation.  Bert represents fund sponsors and institutional investors with respect to private equity funds, with a particular focus on real estate private equity. He has represented many of the largest real estate investment managers of domestic and global funds as well as large ERISA and governmental pension plans regarding investments in such funds.

He also represents pension plans, trustees and investment managers regarding fiduciary matters and the design of investment entities and products for pension plans and other institutional investors, including joint ventures, limited partnerships, group trusts, bank collective trusts, insurance company separate accounts, and REITs.  In addition, he advises on the application of the ERISA fiduciary rules and prohibited transaction rules to such arrangements, and represents clients in connection with prohibited transaction exemptions and Department of Labor enforcement matters.

Bert represents boards of directors, compensation committees, executives, and corporations on employment issues and executive compensation, including negotiating and drafting employment agreements, change in control agreements, severance agreements, consulting agreements, stock option and other equity-based incentive compensation, and deferred compensation plans.

He has been called “the greatest guy to work with - he knows his stuff and reaches deals everyone is happy about" (Chambers USA 2007). It has been said that he is "everything you could want in a lawyer” with an “ability to condense complex regulatory issues into concise commercial advice" (Chambers USA 2006). He is also recognized both in Chambers Global and Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for private equity fund formation.

Bert served on Mayer Brown’s Management Committee for over 20 years and acted as Chairman from 2009 to 2012.

Spoken Languages

  • English


The University of Chicago Law School, JD

University of Wisconsin, BA


  • Illinois