Sonali Jindal is a nationally recognized corporate partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis. Sonali’s practice focuses on debt finance transactions with an emphasis on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, bank/bridge commitments, first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings, subordinated loans, cross-border facilities and ABL facilities.

Sonali is recognized by numerous industry publications as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance, including the 2017–2023 editions of Chambers USA. In Chambers, Sonali received praise as someone who "advises major private equity houses and their portfolio companies on refinancings and acquisition financings,” with clients describing her as “an expert in the field, with vast experience and knowledge of the subject matter." The 2022 edition of Chambers USA noted Sonali “is a great lawyer. She knows the market well and provides great advice. She has a tremendous work ethic and demonstrates error-free attention to detail.” Sonali was further recognized in the 2016–2022 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. in the area of Commercial Lending and was named to the "Top 22 in ‘22: Women in Leveraged Finance,” Kayo Conference Series, 2022.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, "Private Equity Evolves to Stay Competitive in a Virtual World," 2020 Refinitiv LPC Middle Market and Large Corporate Loans Virtual Conference, September 16, 2020


Recognized in IFLR1000 as "Highly Regarded" for Banking, 2023

Named to "Top 22 in 2022: Women in Leveraged Finance,” Kayo Conference Series, 2022

Recognized in Chambers USA for Banking & Finance, 2017–2023

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Commercial Lending, 2016–2022

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York
  • 2008California


  • Emory University School of LawJ.D.2002
    Managing Editor, Emory International Law Review
  • University of MichiganB.A.1999