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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


David represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, public companies and capital sources in complex financing transactions, including liability management exercises, 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 retail, software, gaming, healthcare, media, restaurant, energy and real estate.


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 maintains a considerable market share of the borrower-side debt finance market, and hits strong numbers with regards to both deal count and total deal value. Private equity work is the real specialty of the group, which works with market-leading companies such as Blackstone Inc., Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and KKR on leveraged buyouts across a number of industries, though the firm is also capable in restructuring matters. The department’s central hub is in New York, home to Melissa Hutson and Jay Ptashek, though the firm’s market position is thanks in part to its national coverage; Michelle Kilkenney and Maureen Dixon are based in Chicago, while David Nemecek and Eric Wedel spend much of their time in Los Angeles. The firm added to an already deep bench with the arrival of the ‘practical, responsive, knowledgeable’ Rachael Lichman from Baker Botts L.L.P. in March 2021. Linda Myers retired in February 2022.