Brandon Nesfield is a corporate associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on representing public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and corporate borrowers in a wide variety of complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, and secured / unsecured debt financings. Brandon has represented clients in a variety of industries, including technology, software, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail and logistics services.
Brandon also dedicates significant time to pro bono matters, focusing on civil rights and social justice initiatives, disability rights aid and low-income naturalization cases, as well as representation and corporate counsel of nonprofits. Additionally, Brandon is an avid mentor who provides formal academic and professional guidance to local youth through organizations such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, among others.
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brandon has joined the Firm’s Return-to-Work Taskforce, primarily advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies on internal policy compliance with federal, state and local reopening orders, as well as creating, collating and continuously updating operational guidance materials for the benefit of clients across a wide spectrum of industries and U.S. geographies.
Nesfield, B. “Balancing Acquisition Gains with Integration Losses: A Lenovo PC-Plus Strategy Case Study,” Duke Business Network, Spring Edition (2015)
Nesfield, B. “Silicon Valleys, Mountainous Valuations: Behavioral Economics of the Modern Venture Capital Community,” Duke Business Network, Spring Edition (2014)
"Columbia Law School Students Big Winners in Investment Challenge," Columbia Law School, November 30, 2017
Memberships & Affiliations
K&E Host Committee Member — Career Discovery Week (Partnership for New York City)
Mentor — Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2019New York
- Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2018Founder and President of Loquitor
- Duke UniversityB.A., Political Science2015
Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Business Network