Patrick J. Nash, Jr.

Patrick J. Nash, Jr.


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized since 2013

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Pat Nash is a partner in the Restructuring Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents a variety of clients in complex business reorganizations, troubled company M&A, debt restructurings, and financing matters. He has counseled companies experiencing financial difficulties, purchasers of and investors in distressed companies, and lenders to and creditors of such companies. Pat also has extensive cross-border insolvency experience.

Described as “very commercial, very smart and very practical,” Pat has been listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA every year since 2013. Most recently, sources noted that “he is a really strong lawyer,” "he has good business judgment and gives practical advice" and “he is knowledgeable on cross-border issues, he cuts to the chase and he's solution-oriented." In other editions, Chambers acknowledged Pat as “extremely creative, very confident and has a fine grasp of how to use restructuring regimes to achieve the results the company is seeking." Chambers noted Pat is “very proactive and straight to the point,” “an excellent lawyer,” “outstanding lawyer with lots of experience and the ability to deal with complexity,” and “highly respected for his expertise in the representation of high-profile companies involved in complex reorganizations and debt restructurings.” Sources describe him as “commercially sophisticated and approachable” and praised him for his “very direct and practical approach.”

Prior editions noted Pat is “very highly regarded” and commended him for his “negotiation skills and ability to juggle a lot of balls in the air and deal with a lot of different matters and issues.” Chambers noted that clients applauded Pat for having a “great presence” in the sector and was described by sources as “very aggressive yet commercial, and won't fight silly points,” “well-rounded and good at everything” and “wonderful to deal with, very smart and very capable.”

Location
  • 333 West Wolf Point Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60654

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, Illinois

173 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

180 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Chicago (2024)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

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