Kevin Crews is one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kevin represents private equity sponsors and public and private companies in acquisitions and investments (controlling and minority), divestitures, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and other corporate matters. He also represents management teams in connection with the formation of joint venture platforms and follow-on transactions. In addition, Kevin has represented private equity sponsors in numerous preferred equity investments and other structured securities transactions.

Kevin has wide-ranging industry experience, with a particular focus representing clients in the energy sector, including midstream oil and gas, oil and gas exploration and production, power generation and infrastructure.


Thought Leadership


Midstream M&A, Financier Worldwide Magazine, October 2018

Oil And Gas – Seeking The Hand of Private Equity, Law360, January 16, 2013


Hart Energy, Oil and Gas Investor, Forty Under 40, 2019

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, 2019

Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2014–2019

Selected for 2017–2018 Leadership Arts Institute by the Business Council for the Arts

Kevin is also an adjunct lecturer at University of Texas Law School teaching a course on negotiating M&A and other corporate transactions.

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Texas


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2008

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

    Columbia Business Law Review

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillB.A.summa cum laude, with Highest Honors2003