Kirkland & Ellis LLP has hired Rachael L. Lichman as a partner in the debt finance practice group. Lichman will be based in the Firm’s Houston office.

Lichman represents borrowers and issuers, financial institutions, private equity funds and other institutional investors in connection with bank financings, including acquisition financings, senior and subordinated debt, working capital credit facilities, bridge loans, asset-based and reserve-based financings and term loans. She also counsels clients on high-yield debt offerings, private placements of securities and other forms of debt financing, as well as debt restructurings and workouts, including liability management transactions and debtor-in-possession financings.

“Rachael is a rising star who will add to our market-leading debt finance team focused on energy sector transactions,” said Jon A. Ballis, chairman of Kirkland’s executive committee. “We are delighted to welcome her to Kirkland.”

“Rachael brings a combination of technical skills and a commercial approach to complex debt financings. She’ll be a perfect fit with our team from day one, and we are excited to have her on board,” said Will Bos, a debt finance partner in Kirkland’s Houston office.

Lichman’s hire follows the arrival of another debt finance partner, Tatiana Monastyrskaya, who joined the Firm’s New York office earlier this month.