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.
Rohit is recognized as “Up and Coming” for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA. From 2016–2022, he was also 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.
“A Review of Private Company Compensation Trends and Compensation During the Pandemic,” Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2022: Pay, Performance and Perspectives (Practical Law Institute 2022).
“A Review of Private Company Compensatory Trends Generally,” Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2021: Pay, Performance and Perspectives (Practical Law Institute 2021).
“A Review of Private Company Compensatory Trends Generally,” Cool Compensation Considerations 2020 (Practical Law Institute 2020).
“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).
Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional, 2023
"Up and Coming" for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Chambers USA, 2022–2023
“Rising Star,” Super Lawyers, 2016–2022
Admissions & Qualifications
- 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