Darby Branch is a debt finance associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Author, “Six Trials & Twenty-Three Years Later: Curtis Flowers and the Need for a More Expansive Batson Remedy,” Houston Law Review, Vol. 59, Issue 3, 2022

Author, “The Perceived Futility of Stare Decisis: An Analysis and Reconsideration of Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt,” Houston Law Review, Vol. 11, Pg. 18, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Texas


  • University of Houston Law CenterJ.D.summa cum laude2022

    Chief HLRe Editor, Houston Law Review, Board 59

    Chief Baroness, Order of the Barons

    Order of the Coif

    President, Corporate & Taxation Law Society

    Law Student Liaison, Texas Young Lawyers Association

  • University of HoustonB.S., Psychologysumma cum laude2019