Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis Adds Capital Markets Partner Shagufa Hossain

Kirkland & Ellis announced today that leading capital markets lawyer Shagufa Hossain has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner. 

“Shagufa is a very talented lawyer with substantial experience advising clients on sophisticated capital markets matters,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome her to Kirkland and our top-tier, growing capital markets team.”

Ms. Hossain represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks, and public and private companies in complex debt and equity financings and other capital markets transactions. She has experience with leveraged buyouts and initial public offerings, as well as liability management, de-SPAC and cross-border transactions. She also advises public companies on corporate governance matters. 

Profiles in Diversity Journal named Ms. Hossain to its 2021 Asian Leaders Worth Watching Awards, a list that celebrates the hard work and achievements of Asian Leaders who have excelled in their fields and are blazing new trails, mentoring others and advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Kirkland has an incredible platform for the work I do, with an excellent capital markets team and a strong commitment to growth,” said Ms. Hossain. “I’m excited to join the team, and my former partner Rachel Sheridan, and to contribute to the group’s further success.” 

Ms. Hossain joins Kirkland from the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins, where she was a partner.