MAHALIA DOUGHTY is an associate in Sidley’s office in Houston where her practice focuses on private equity, financing transactions, and debt restructurings. Mahalia has extensive experience representing private equity funds, public and private companies, financial institutions, and public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing transactions in both the United States and abroad, with a concentration on acquisition financing, investment grade lending, asset-based lending (including reserve-based lending for oil and gas transactions), and general working capital facilities. In addition, Mahalia has experience in debtor-in-possession and exit financing and workouts and restructurings on behalf of debtor companies. Mahalia also counsels clients on debt compliance matters and other liability management strategies.
Prior to joining Sidley, Mahalia worked as an associate at an international law firm where she counseled clients on significant energy-related financing transactions. Mahalia graduated, cum laude and on the dean’s list, with her J.D. from Cornell Law School. Mahalia also holds a B.A. from the University of Florida, where she graduated cum laude and was recognized on the president’s list for her academic achievements.