Nadia Murad is a partner in the Investment Funds Group where her practice focuses on the formation, structuring and management of premier private equity funds, hybrid (private equity / hedge) funds, fund-of-funds, co-invest funds, alternative investment vehicles, private investment and family office vehicles, and their management companies. Nadia has been one of the primary attorneys on numerous fund formation matters across a variety of fund strategies, with aggregate capital raised totaling in the tens of billions of dollars. She also has been a lead attorney advising clients on acquisition structuring, structured secondaries, spin-outs, and the establishment and restructuring of firm internal arrangements, admission and separation agreements, and succession planning. In addition, she has extensive corporate counseling experience and has counseled clients on a wide range of ongoing operational issues including regulatory and compliance, ESG and impact investing, limited partner transfers, confidentiality agreements, cross-fund transactions, conflicts and investor relations matters.

Nadia is a recommended attorney in Investment Funds in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500, which ranked the Investment Funds group as Tier 1 every year since its first edition in 2007.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, The Matrix Revolution: Operating Funds in the Cyber World, Maples and Calder, Maples FS, Maples Investment Funds Forum, February 2018

Presenter, Investment Funds — Long-Date Funds and Permanent Capital Vehicles, Harvard Management Co. Endowment and Foundation Conference, October 2017

Panelist, The Future State of the Funds Industry, Maples and Calder, Maples FS, 7th Maples Investment Funds Forum, February 2016

Panelist, Private Equity Funds: Overview of Recent Trends In Market Terms & Structures, 21st Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, March 6, 2015

Panelist, “Associates” under the new HSR Rules, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, March 22, 2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005Illinois
  • 2018New York


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2005

    Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

    Studied at Oxford University, University College, Oxford, England, 2003

  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Economicsmagna cum laude2002

    Phi Beta Kappa