Chad Barton is a corporate associate in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and a variety of other public and private companies in complex strategic, financial and other business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, restructurings and related general corporate counseling.


Thought Leadership


2017 – Treatment of Farmout Agreements in Bankruptcy

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, Theater Three


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Texas


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • The University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2016

    The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law

  • New York UniversityB.F.A.2009