Abhay Lele is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Lele is a member of the Finance Department and his practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, as well as borrowers and issuers, in leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition financings.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lele was an associate at another leading international law firm based in New York practicing in the areas of leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate law.

Mr. Lele has represented financial institutions including Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P., Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank PLC, Bear Stearns, UBS, and JPMorgan Chase Bank in a variety of leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged recapitalizations, asset-based financings, and working capital financings.

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2001
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1998