Rachael L. Lichman, P.C.

Partner Debt Finance


She is smart, driven, hard-working and excellent at spotting issues and solutions." - Chambers USA, 2022

Rachael L. Lichman is a debt finance partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rachael represents borrowers and issuers, financial institutions, agent banks, underwriters and other institutional investors in connection with secured and unsecured bank financings, including acquisition financings, senior and subordinated debt, working capital credit facilities, bridge loans, asset-based and reserve-based financings and term loans, as well as with secured and unsecured high-yield debt offerings, private placements of securities and other forms of debt financing. Another significant component of Rachael's practice is debt restructurings and workouts, including liability management transactions and debtor-in-possession financings.



Recognized for Banking & Finance (Texas) by Chambers USA, 2023

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

Recognized as Up & Coming for Banking & Finance (Texas) by Chambers USA, 2022 

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer - Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2017 and 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

American College of Investment Counsel


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas
  • New York


  • University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Highest Honors2008
    Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    Order of the Coif
    Clerk, Chancellors
  • Duke UniversityB.A., Political Sciencemagna cum laude2005
    Phi Beta Kappa