Rohit Nafday is a partner in the Firm's Executive Compensation Practice Group. Rohit's practice focuses on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other corporate transactions. Rohit also regularly advises clients on the negotiation of executive employment, change in control, retention, and severance agreements, the design and implementation of equity compensation arrangements, and tax, securities, and corporate governance matters related to compensation arrangements. From 2016–2020, he was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for his executive compensation practice.

Rohit received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, a John M. Olin Student Fellow, and a recipient of the Joseph Henry Beale Prize for outstanding legal writing.


Thought Leadership


“From Sense to Nonsense and Back Again: SRO Immunity, Doctrinal Bait-and-Switch, and a Call for Coherence,” 77 U Chi L Rev 847 (2010).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021California
  • 2011New York


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2010

    Articles Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

    Joseph Henry Beale Prize (Outstanding Performance, 1L Legal Research & Writing)

    John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law & Economics

  • University of California, BerkeleyB.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology2005