David Nemecek is a nationally recognized corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Dave's practice focuses on debt finance transactions with an emphasis on representing private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, hedge funds, asset managers and alternative capital sources in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, liability management transactions, recapitalizations, restructurings and other special situation transactions. Dave is rated as “Band 1” by Chambers USA, which has recognized him as a leading lawyer in banking and finance since 2014. Dave has negotiated and closed transactions in a diverse group of industries, including retail, restaurant, apparel, energy, healthcare, media, software, cosmetics, specialty finance and biotechnology. His transactions span the capital structure and vary in size from multi-billion dollar transactions to middle market and lower middle market transactions. David received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Northwestern University.