Nabil Sabki is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Nabil’s practice focuses on the representation of the asset management industry where he has significant experience representing private fund sponsors, including the largest and most sophisticated asset managers in the world. He has industry leading experience, including advising clients on over 175 SEC exams, registering over 75 advisers with the SEC and working on numerous SEC and SRO inquiries and enforcement actions during his career. Nabil acts as primary outside regulatory counsel to numerous private fund sponsors and asset managers on cutting-edge matters and regularly helps them to navigate the ever evolving regulatory landscape. He also advises clients in connection with complex financial services related transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private securities offerings. Nabil also regularly advises companies with respect to investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

In 2018, Crain’s Chicago Business named Nabil to Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers list, which honors lawyers who are leading the legal profession in Illinois and beyond, and who, through their practices and pro bono work, are advancing the causes of justice and equality.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • University of Minnesota Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1999
  • University of MichiganB.A., Political Sciencewith Honors1996
    James B. Angell Scholar