Chris Atmar is a corporate associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris’ practice focuses on private equity and energy transactions, with a particular emphasis on acquisitions and divestures in the upstream sector. His transactional experience also includes advising clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures, farmout and participation agreements to develop oil and gas properties, and other transactions concerning the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties.


Thought Leadership


See You Later … “Auer”-Gator: Time to End Judicial Deference to Agency Interpretation of Their Own Materials, HLR Vol. 55, Issue 5, 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Texas


  • University of Houston Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2018
    Senior Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • Texas A&M UniversityB.A., History & Political Science2009