Samantha Good is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Bay Area office. Samantha concentrates her practice on debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, cross-border transactions, workouts, restructurings, DIP and exit financing. She represents corporate borrowers, private equity funds, creditor groups and hedge funds.

Samantha has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2011, in the area of Banking & Finance. Clients have described her as “at the top end of the market in terms of her knowledge and sophistication”; “the best financing attorney we have encountered anywhere, she is simply amazing”; “very creative, so if you have a complex issue then she can step back and figure out a way to address it”; and, “super-responsive, enormously practical and the most proactive lawyer we have encountered.” Samantha was also recognized in the 2013-2019 editions of U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers®, as a leading banking and finance lawyer. The 2016 edition of The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Samantha in the area of Commercial Lending, and the 2015 edition recognized her in Bank Lending, commenting that she “provides practical guidance and great results.” Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, Samantha was repeatedly recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Law” as one of the top 10 corporate attorneys in Los Angeles.


Thought Leadership


Speaker, "Legal & Deal Term Trends: What's Market During A Crisis," Loan Syndications & Trading Association Virtual Series 5, October 28, 2020

Speaker, “Leveraged Financing Restructuring,” Leveraged Financing 2016,” Practicing Law Institute, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Western Center Board of Directors, Bay Area & Audit Committee

Trustee, The Berkeley School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1997California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the LawJ.D.magna cum laude1997

    Order of the Coif

    Associate Editor, Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

  • Pomona CollegeB.A., Economics1994