Overview

John D. Furlow is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. John concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments and complex commercial transactions with a principal focus on the energy sector. John has particular experience advising private equity investors and their portfolio companies, public companies, international trading companies and management teams engaged in the upstream, midstream, oilfield services, power generation and technology sectors. John has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions by Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.

John is a frequent author on legal issues and trends impacting the energy industry and is the author or co-author of more than 20 articles to date, which have appeared in publications such as the Houston Business Journal, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law (TJOGEL), Pipeline & Gas Journal, Unconventional Oil & Gas Report, AIPN Advisor, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Mineral Law Newsletter and the State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section corporate law newsletter, among others.

John is also an active leader in the Houston legal community, serving as President of the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) and formerly as a Chair of the HYLA Corporate Counsel Committee. 

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Publications 

Co-Author, Financing the Upstream Oil and Gas Transaction, LexisNexis, March 21, 2018

Co-Author, Mexico Issues Final Model for Shallow-Water PSC, Offshore, July 14, 2015

Co-Author, Mexico’s Revolutionary Energy Reform: Six Takeaways, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section, Fall 2014

Co-Author, Mexico’s Revolutionary Energy Reform: Charting the New Frontier, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Vol. 9, No. 2

Co-Author, Legal Update: Analysis of Mexico’s New Hydrocarbons Legal Regime, August 14, 2014

Co-Author, Legal Update: Analysis of Mexico’s New Electric Industry Law, August 13, 2014

Co-Author, Analysis of proposed hydrocarbon legal regime in Mexico, Offshore, June 18, 2014

Co-Author, Legal Update: Analysis of Proposed Hydrocarbon Legal Regime in Mexico, May 30, 2014

Co-Author, A New Frontier – Mexico’s Energy Reform, AIPN Advisor, April 2014

Co-Author, California enacts interim emergency rules for well stimulation treatments, Unconventional Oil & Gas Report, February 1, 2014

Co-Author, Mexico Primes The Pump Of Its Energy Sector, Law360, January 6, 2014

Co-Author, Well Stimulation Treatments Regulated by New Law; Proposed Regulations Published, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Mineral Law Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 4

Co-Author, Legal Update: Sweeping Reforms Expected to Revolutionize Mexico’s Energy Sector, December 16, 2013

Co-Author, Legal Update: Mexican Congress Passes Historic Energy Reform, December 12, 2013

Co-Author, Legal Update: Mexican Senate Passes Energy Bill, December 11, 2013

Co-Author, Legal Update: Mexican Senate Passes Electoral Reform Bill—Clears the Way for Debate on Energy Reform, December 5, 2013

Co-Author, Need For Infrastructure Among Challenges Outside Of U.S., Pipeline & Gas Journal, November 2013

Co-Author, California Moves to Further Regulate Unconventional Oil and Gas Production: A Review of Senate Bill 4 and Its Potential Impact on Shale Development in the Golden State, November 4, 2013

Co-Author, Send Lawyers, Rigs and Money: The Opening of the Mexican Energy Industry, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section, November 2013

Co-Author, Mexico’s President Unveils Historic Proposal to Open the Country’s Energy Sector to Private Investment, October 21, 2013

Co-Author, US Shale Development Points to Far-Reaching Effect Worldwide, Pipeline & Gas Journal, October 2013

Co-Author, Is the US shale revolution replicable?, Houston Business Journal, August 21, 2013

Co-Author, Mexican reform details seen left to Congress, Oil & Gas Journal, August 15, 2013

Co-Author, Mexico’s President Unveils Historic Proposal to Open the Country’s Energy Sector to Private Investment, August 14, 2013

Co-Author, Legal Update: Sweeping Mexico Energy Reform Proposal, August 2, 2013

Co-Author, Legal Update: The Mexican Opportunity, July 30, 2013

Co-Author, In the Wake of the Shale Revolution: A Primer on Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Chemical Disclosure, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Vol. 8, No. 2

Co-Author, Disclosure with Protection of Trade Secrets Comes to the Hydraulic Fracturing Revolution, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Vol. 7, No. 2

Author, Regulatory Issues: A Historical Perspective on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Blog, 2011

Recognition

2018 Texas Rising Star (Mergers & Acquisitions), Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

Eagle Scout

Memberships & Affiliations

President, Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA)

Former Chair, HYLA Corporate Counsel Committee

Former Chair, HYLA Clay Shooting Committee

Advisory Board Member, Institute for Energy Law (IEL)

Mergers & Acquisitions Section, Houston Bar Association (HBA)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.2012

    Senior Associate Editor, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law

  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A., History & Corporate StrategyHonors, magna cum laude2009