James Bedotto is a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on commercial lending and structured commercial finance transactions, with an emphasis on oil and gas and asset-based transactions, including commodity derivative transactions and workout and restructuring transactions. He represents private equity sponsors, financial institutions, and corporate borrowers.



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Memberships & Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Texas


  • SMU Dedman School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2014

    SMU Law Review Association

    Order of the Coif

    Marc I. Steinberg Securities Law Scholarship Finalist

    Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity

  • University of San DiegoB.Acc., Accountancy and Finance/Real Estatemagna cum laude2011