He is a fierce advocate for his clients. Roald is an exceptional attorney and a commercially minded negotiator." - Chambers USA

Roald Nashi is a partner in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Roald represents private equity and infrastructure fund clients on investments in energy and infrastructure assets, including structured equity financings, bank and bond financings, tax structured financings, leveraged lease, and margin loan facilities. Roald has been recognized by Chambers Global in Projects, Chambers USA in Projects, Legal 500 as Next Generation Partners for Project Finance, Law360 as a 2019 Project Finance MVP and The American Lawyer as a 2023 Dealmaker of the Year. Roald is also co-editor of the Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review.


Thought Leadership


Editor, The Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review 

Italy's Class Action Experiment, 43 Cornell Int'l L.J. 147 (2010)


Generating Strategies in Energy & Infrastructure Markets Panel, Cornell Alternative Investments Conference, May 3, 2019

Stern Private Equity Club, Energy and Infrastructure Panel, 2019 Annual Stern Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, February 22, 2019

American College of Investment Counsel - 2018 Spring Investment Forum - Chicago - Presentation on Project Finance in the Private Placement Market - Back Leverage Financing


The American Lawyer, Dealmaker of the Year, 2023

Chambers Global, Projects, 2022–2023

Chambers USA, Projects, 2021–2022

Law360, MVP, Project Finance, 2019

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partners, Project Finance

Yale University, Visiting Scholar, 2006–2007

Oxford Studies in Epistemology, Managing Editor, 2005–2010


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • New York


  • English
  • Italian


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude

    Excellence for the Future Award in Secured Transactions

    Senior Articles Editor, Cornell International Law Journal

  • Cornell UniversityPh.D., Logic

    Sage Fellowship

  • University of WisconsinB.A.

    Soros Foundation Scholarship