Shagufa Hossain is a capital markets partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Shagufa represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks, and public and private companies in debt and equity financing and other transactions. She helps clients across the business lifecycle — from the earliest stages to maturity — navigate market conditions and devise effective capital structures.

Shagufa brings commercial perspective and extensive experience to advise clients on leveraged buyout transactions and high-yield and investment-grade notes offerings, initial public offerings, liability management transactions, De-SPAC transactions, cross-border transactions, and public company representation and corporate governance.

Earlier in her legal career, Shagufa worked in Hong Kong, where she represented foreign private issuers in equity and debt offerings. She was previously an analyst in the London office of an international investment bank.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • University of Miami School of LawJ.D.2006
  • University of LondonLL.M.2003
  • Georgetown UniversityB.S.B.A.2001