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Kirkland & Ellis

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Kirkland & Ellis is a rapidly developing team highlighted for its ability to handle complex transactions and capital markets matters across both the power and oil and gas sectors. Able to offer support in M&A, joint ventures, PPAs and structured financings. Clients include private equity funds, utilities, pipelines and power marketers. Adept at assisting with all aspects of transactions, including due diligence investigations, contract negotiations and license transfers.


"With Kirkland you know you're getting high-quality work and attorneys and superb client service."

"Kirkland has built up subject matter experts in any area needed and can get you to the right person whenever there is a question."

"In transactional representation, knowledge of the market and response time they are the gold standard."

Work highlights

Kirkland & Ellis represented WPX Energy on its definitive merger agreement with Devon Energy.

Kirkland & Ellis represented Gulfport Energy Corporation in its Chapter 11 cases and related litigation, including appeals concerning the rejection of FERC-jurisdictional agreements.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Blackstone Energy Partners on its sale of GridLiance to NextEra Energy Transmission Investment.

Kirkland & Ellis provided advice in connection with Cypress Creek Renewables fleet of operating and development-stage solar assets, including FERC registration and compliance.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Calder is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and leverages his wealth of expertise to advise companies and private equity sponsors on complex transactions, corporate governance and securities matters.
"He really knows the market, is extremely responsive and does outstanding work."

Anthony Speier has strengths spanning acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture formation, particularly involving upstream and midstream oil and LNG assets.
"He is very knowledgeable."

Brooksany Barrowes has significant experience providing adjacent regulatory counsel on mergers and acquisitions, alongside wider expertise in handling a range of proceedings before FERC.
"Brooksany has a deep understanding of her subject matter and is an excellent communicator." "She has impeccable judgment and is great at advising clients of their options and risks." "She is smart, hard-working and gives practical advice that her clients value."

Chad Smith 's transactional practice covers acquisitions, sales and joint venture formations in the oil & gas sector.
"Chad Smith has strong substantive knowledge of underlying oil and gas law and is able to maximize the commercial outcome of transactions."

Chris Heasley is an up-and-coming partner who demonstrates significant capabilities in the oil and gas space. He often assists in the purchase and acquisition of upstream and midstream interests, alongside handling joint venture transactions.

David Castro has considerable expertise in a broad array of upstream oil and gas transactions, including major mergers and acquisitions and strategic joint ventures.
"He is very sharp and business-oriented." "David is an intelligent and strategic attorney. He is a subject matter expert and is able to see the big picture in transactions to negotiate favorable commercial deal points." "He is knowledgeable, user-friendly and works around the clock."

Lindsey Jaquillard ably assists a range of oil and gas sector clients with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
"Lindsey shows an excellent ability to interact well with clients, while also demonstrating expertise in her subject area." "She is super smart and very personable."

Marcia Hook represents transmission companies, utilities and portfolio companies on a range of regulatory matters before FERC. She also has experience handling permitting issues before the DOE.
"Marcia is a very thoughtful attorney who does terrific work." "She has the ability to communicate legal speak into simple, understandable language."

Rahul Vashi handles all types of oil and gas sector work, including high-value mergers and sale and purchase agreements.
"He is commercial and knows the market." "He is super creative."

Robert Fleishman offers high-quality regulatory advice in the context of pipeline projects, CFTC investigations and various commercial agreements.
"He has very broad experience and I can't think of a topic in the electricity area that he is not an expert on." "He inspires confidence at FERC as he has been involved in many matters there."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Brooksany Barrowes
Band 2
Marcia Hook
Up and Coming
Robert S Fleishman
Band 4

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

Andrew Calder
Eminent Practitioners

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Brooksany Barrowes
Band 5
Robert S Fleishman
Band 4

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