PE attorney Larson joins Kirkland & Ellis in Houston

Adam Larson joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a corporate partner in the firm’s Houston office. Larson was previously a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and the energy private equity space. He represented Warburg Pincus in its investments in Delonex Energy and Venari Resources LLC, according to a 2013 news release.

Larson graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. Super Lawyers has recognized him as a “Texas Rising Star” each year since 2012.


HOUSTON, March 2, 2016 — Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Adam Larson has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in its Houston office.

“Adam is a talented attorney whose experience on complex energy transactions perfectly complements our existing practice,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He is a great addition to our growing Houston team.”

Mr. Larson advises clients across a broad range of industries, including energy, consumer products and financial services. He counsels private equity investors, their portfolio companies and other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and capital markets activities. Mr. Larson also advises clients in connection with the negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements, securities laws compliance and corporate governance.

“We are thrilled to bring Adam on board as we continue to grow the Houston office. Adam is a rising star in the energy private equity space, and will have extensive support to continue expanding his practice on the Kirkland platform,” said Andrew Calder, partner in Kirkland’s Houston office and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee.

Mr. Larson joins Kirkland from the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he was a partner.

Mr. Larson holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.S. in finance, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Super Lawyers has recognized him as a “Texas Rising Star” each year since 2012.

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