Nisha Kanchanapoomi is a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nisha’s practice focuses on all aspects of debt financing transactions, including the representation of private equity sponsors, hedge funds, public and private companies and financial institutions in secured and unsecured financings, cash-flow and asset-based facilities, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, cross-border transactions, workouts and restructurings, and first lien-second-lien, mezzanine, subordinated and unitranche financings. Nisha has negotiated and closed transactions in a diverse group of industries, including the technology, energy, entertainment, media, retail, healthcare and life sciences industries.


Thought Leadership


“Accelerating Corporate Governance Reform in Thailand: The Benefits of Private Reform Mechanisms,” 15 S. CAL. INTERDISC. L.J. 2005 (Note)

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Borrower Perspectives,” KAYO Women’s Debt Finance Forum, November 2023


“Banking & Finance Visionary,” Banking & Finance Magazine produced by the Los Angeles Times, 2024

“Women of Influence: Finance,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2024

Chambers USA: Banking & Finance (California), 2021–2024


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2006California


  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.2006
    Senior Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Journal of Law
  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., English2002