Louis Hernandez is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice is concentrated on financing transactions including LBO and acquisition financings, mezzanine and subordinated financings, corporate financings (secured and unsecured) and in-court and out-of-court restructuring of various types of credit facilities. Mr. Hernandez has experience in all such transactions representing both lenders and borrowers, but primarily focuses on representing borrowers.



Recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Described therein as “an exceptionally talented individual” by peers and a “great, skilled negotiator” by clients.

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" for 2016.

CPA Certificate, 1993


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1996Illinois


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.1996
  • University of IllinoisB.S., Accountancy1993
    Graduated with Highest Honors