Nicholas Schwartz is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on debt financing. Nick has experience in a wide range of financings across sizes and industries, representing both corporate and private equity borrowers in acquisition and non-acquisition contexts. He also has significant experience in the financing and strategic elements of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including complex liability management and other capital structure transactions.
Nick has been recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 U.S. — Commercial Lending, in each of 2017 and 2018.
Panelist, 6th Edition Leveraged Lending GFMI Conference, April 2019: "Enhancing Conversations Across Players within the Leveraged Lending and Finance Landscape"
Panelist, Reorg Research Panel Discussion, June 2017: "Creative Financing Trends"
Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" in IFLR1000, 2019–2021
Recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 U.S. — Commercial Lending, 2017–2018
Memberships & Affiliations
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2009New York
- Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2008Board of Student Advisors
- Dartmouth CollegeB.A., Governmentsumma cum laude2005
Phi Beta Kappa
Rufus Choate Scholar