Mr David Nemecek > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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David represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, public companies and capital sources in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings and other special situation transactions. Dave has significant experience with a variety of transaction structures, including senior secured financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, split collateral structures, first- and second-lien financings, asset-based loans, senior unsecured financings, subordinated financings and unitranche financings. Dave has handled transactions in a range of industries, including energy, gaming, healthcare, media, retail, restaurant, real estate and technology.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002. Northwestern University, B.A., American Studies, magna cum laude, 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Kirkland & Ellis LLP undoubtedly has one of the highest quality and most active borrower-led practices in the market, regularly topping the tables for both deal volume and activity. Private equity sponsor work has been the team’s bread and butter for almost as long as the industry has existed, and the firm’s roster of major clients is testament to its continued standing in the market. As demonstrated by the firm’s advice to the life sciences giant AbbVie on the financing of its Allergan takeover, the team is no stranger to the financing of major corporate acquisitions either. The firm’s fund clients are also gradually leading to greater exposure to the direct lender market, where lawyers are often advising the lenders. Chicago is home to several of the firm’s top debt finance lawyers, including Linda Myers, Michelle Kilkenney, and Maureen Dixon. New York is also an increasingly key centre for the firm, with highly-rated partners such as Jay PtashekDavid Nemecek (who divides his time between here and Los Angeles), Melissa Hutson, Jason Kanner, Eric Wedel, and Andrea Weintraub. Clients also rate the ‘top-notchChristopher Kirkham in San Francisco and Brian Ford in Los Angeles.