Sophia Hudson is a capital markets partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sophia advises issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings and private placements of equity and convertible securities for early stage companies. She also counsels her corporate clients, including management teams and boards of directors, on governance, corporate and securities law matters.

Her experience ranges across a variety of industries, including consumer goods, financials, industrials, life sciences, mining, retail, specialty pharmaceuticals and technology. She has represented all the major U.S. investment banks.



Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner” for Capital Markets: Equity by IFLR1000, 2021

Named a “Next Generation Partner” for Debt & Equity Offerings, 2020; recognized for Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings, 2019 and 2020, by The Legal 500 U.S. 

Recognized as a “Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, 2019

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Law Journal, 2017

Named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for Life Sciences, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Audit Committee of the Partnership of New York City, 2019

Partnership for New York City, David Rockefeller Fellow, 2016–2017

Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute’s “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering,” 2015–2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2006

    Order of the Coif

    Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review

  • Princeton UniversityA.B., History2000