Scott Delaney is a transactional associate in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Scott’s practice focuses on private equity investments and M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the energy sector. Scott’s transactional experience includes representing private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other public and private company clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity investments, and related general corporate counseling.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Scott worked for five years in the financing and accounting department of one of the nation’s largest oil and gas companies.


Thought Leadership


The New Red River Rivalry: Oklahoma’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Calm the Waters by Restricting the Sale of Water Across State Lines, 65 Okla. L. Rev 351 (2013)


Named a “Rising Star” by Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2017


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Texas
  • 2013Oklahoma


  • The University of Oklahoma College of LawJ.D.with Honors2013

    Order of the Coif

    Comfort Scholar

    Executive Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review

  • The University of Oklahoma Price College of BusinessM.B.A., Finance2004
    Michael F. Price Scholar
  • The University of OklahomaB.B.A., Finance2003