Nahal is a corporate associate in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP who focuses her practice on debt financing transactions. She represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, hedge funds and other private and public companies in connection with the negotiation, structuring and documentation of secured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including acquisition financings, senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, cross-border transactions, recapitalizations and restructurings, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Nahal has negotiated and closed transactions in a wide variety of industries, including software, retail, energy, food service, healthcare and education.


Thought Leadership


HBS Hosts Conference on Finance in the New Era of Growth, The Citizen, Harvard Kennedy School Newspaper, Vol. 20, No. 4, November 11, 2014 (published online November 30, 2014)

Update: Argentina’s Debt Crisis Continues as Debt Swap Legislation is Proposed, The Network: the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, August 26, 2014

IMF Forecasts Slower Momentum for Worldwide Economic Growth in 2015, The Network: the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, July 6, 2014

Gibson, Stanley M., Bahri, Nahal, Preparing to Discuss Predictive Coding at the Rule 26(f) Conference, Electronic Discovery Institute 2014, Chapter 9 Practising Law Institute, September 2014


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015California


  • English
  • Farsi
  • French


  • Harvard Business SchoolHBX | CORe: Credential of Readiness2016
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2015

    Supervising Editor, Berkeley Business Law Journal

    ADR Negotiation Team

    Veteran’s Law Clinic

  • Harvard Law SchoolExchange Student2014–2015

    Dean’s Scholar Prize, Entrepreneurship and Company Creation

    Senior Editor, The Citizen, Harvard Kennedy School Newspaper

  • California State University, FullertonB.A., Political Science; Philosophy Minor

    summa cum laude


    Dean’s List