Curtis A. French is a corporate associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Prior to attending law school, Curtis worked at Phillips 66 as an accountant in the Financial Accounting & Consolidations and Tax departments. Curtis is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Oklahoma.


Thought Leadership


Author, “Friends Without Benefits: Criminal Insider Trading Liability and the ‘Personal Benefit’ Test After Blaszczak,” 112 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Online 135, 2022


Certified Public Accountant, Oklahoma Accountancy Board, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, American Bar Association

Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Corporate Counsel Section, State Bar of Texas

Fellow Member, Oklahoma Society of CPA's


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Texas


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawLL.M., Taxationwith Honors2022

    Corporate Tax Certificate

    Student Editorial Board, The Tax Lawyer

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D. (Business Enterprise Concentration)2022
    Production Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • University of TulsaM.Acc.2015
    Graduate Assistant, School of Accounting and CIS
  • University of TulsaB.S.B.A., Accountingsumma cum laude2014

    Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award

    David R. Lawson Outstanding Senior Award