Eliza McDougall

Partner, New York


Clients have described Eliza as “extremely dedicated to her clients, knowledgeable about the ins and outs of deals and very easy to work with.” (Chambers USA, 2022). Other clients report that they she is “an excellent resource and advisor” (Chambers USA, 2023) and that, “Eliza is a great lawyer. She has a large practice which makes her very informed on market dynamics and she is always available when needed.” (Chambers USA, 2022).


Eliza McDougall is a partner in the Firm's New York office and Global Head of the Firm's Debt Finance practice. She is also a member of the Firm's elected Partnership Committee. She formerly served as Head of Americas Debt Finance, Chair of the Americas Operations Committee and Executive Partner of the New York Office.

With more than 20 years of experience, Eliza is a widely respected practitioner and has been recognized by both Chambers USA and Legal 500. She has a wide ranging finance practice with extensive experience representing leading investment and commercial banks; private credit funds; corporate borrowers and private equity firms across industry sectors and deal structures including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, syndicated lending, pro rata facilities, asset-based lending, project finance, structured finance and general corporate lending transactions. In addition, Eliza has a proven ability to manage complex, multijurisdictional transactions and works seamlessly with teams of the Firm's lawyers from around the world.

Clients that have recently benefited from her knowledge and experience include UBS, JPMorgan, Stone Point Capital, Deutsche Bank and NRG.

Bars and Courts
New York
University of Toronto
McGill University


Awards and Recognition

Listed in Euromoney's Women in Business Law Guide for Banking & Finance, 2020

Ranked Lawyer, Banking & Finance – Chambers USA, 2020-2024 and Chambers Global, 2020-2024

Recognised Practitioner, Commercial Lending – Legal 500 US, 2019