Brandon Nesfield is a corporate associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance.

Brandon has represented public and private companies and private equity funds across a wide range of industries in connection with complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A, carve-outs, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and business combinations involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as well as takeover defense and shareholder activism matters. In 2022, Brandon was named to the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Black Lawyers in recognition of his corporate/M&A practice.

Brandon also dedicates significant time to pro bono matters, including civil rights initiatives and corporate counsel of nonprofits. Brandon also provides formal academic and professional mentorship to local youth through organizations such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, among others.

Brandon received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.



Press Mentions

"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)

Law School Application Mentor — SEO Law (Catalyst Mentorship Program)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2018
    Founder and President of Loquitor
  • Duke UniversityB.A., Political Science2015

    Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Business Network

    Dean's List