Sophia Hudson is a capital markets partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sophia advises issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings and private placements of equity and convertible securities for early stage companies. She also counsels her corporate clients, including management teams and boards of directors, on governance, corporate and securities law matters.
Her experience ranges across a variety of industries, including consumer goods, financials, industrials, life sciences, mining, retail, specialty pharmaceuticals and technology. She has represented all the major U.S. investment banks.
Sophia has been recognized as a leading capital markets attorney by major legal publications, including named a “Rising Star” by New York Law Journal in 2017 and by Law360 for Life Sciences in 2016.
Sophia was a member of the Partnership for New York City 2016-2017 class of David Rockefeller Fellows. She has served as the co-chair of Practising Law Institute’s “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering” since 2015. Sophia received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her A.B. from Princeton University.