Press Release

Kirkland Welcomes Debt Finance Partner Tatiana Monastyrskaya

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Tatiana Monastyrskaya has joined the Firm as a partner in the Debt Finance Practice Group. Ms. Monastyrskaya will be based in the Firm’s New York office.

“Tatiana is a talented young lawyer and a rising star in the infrastructure finance space,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome her to our top-tier energy and infrastructure finance team.”

Ms. Monastyrskaya counsels private equity firms, infrastructure funds and financial institutions, including investment and commercial banks, in various types of finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure space. She also has represented the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation in connection with energy and infrastructure projects, and private equity sponsors and developers in various tax equity transactions.

“Tatiana has an excellent reputation and experience that syncs seamlessly with our existing energy and infrastructure finance practice. We are excited that she is joining our team as demand for advice in this area surges,” said Rohit Chaudhry, a partner in Kirkland’s Debt Finance Practice in Washington, D.C. 

Ms. Monastyrskaya has been named a top lawyer in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, which recognized her as having “notable expertise in energy project finance and development.” She also was shortlisted for Best in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining at the 2020 Women in Business Law Awards. In 2018, Ms. Monastyrskaya was named as an official steering committee member of the Women In Infrastructure New York chapter. 

Ms. Monastyrskaya was previously a partner in the Energy and Infrastructure Projects and Banking practices of another global law firm. She earned her law degree from George Washington University School of Law and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Moscow State University, with highest honors. She also earned her Ph.D. from City University of Hong Kong. In addition to English, she also speaks Russian, Korean and German. 

The over 300 lawyers in Kirkland’s Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group have a strong presence in Texas, London, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and handle an array of sophisticated energy and infrastructure transactions and advisory engagements. These attorneys span practice groups including private equity, corporate/M&A, capital markets, fund formation, debt and project finance, asset transactions, restructuring, litigation, tax, environmental, real estate and energy regulatory. Since 2019, Kirkland has advised on over 650 infrastructure transactions, representing $240+ billion of deal value, with deep experience in each major infrastructure vertical.