Karla Valenti is Of Counsel in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago office, and a member of the Firm’s strategic, market, and knowledge team for the U.S. Debt Finance Practice Group, providing counsel on wide-ranging legal and financing matters involving market developments, transaction structures, loan market dynamics, thought leadership, attorney education, and firm-wide knowledge resources.

Her prior experience focused on representing private equity groups, commercial lending institutions and other private and public companies in connection with the negotiation, structuring and documentation of secured and unsecured financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings, and loan workouts and restructurings, including debtor-in-possession financings.


Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005Illinois


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2005
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Notre DameB.A., Government & Philosophymagna cum laude1997