Adam Larson is a partner in the Houston and Austin offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Adam’s primary practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and capital markets. He has counseled private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and offerings of equity and debt securities.

Adam also advises clients in connection with the negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements, securities laws compliance, and corporate governance. Adam advises clients across a broad range of industries, including energy, renewables and sustainability, technology, consumer products and industrials.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Energy Transition," SuperReturn Energy, November 2023


Recognized by IFLR1000 for Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets: Debt, and Capital Markets: Equity, 2020–2024.

Recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Texas), 2022–2024.

Recognized by Chambers USA as Up and Coming for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Texas), 2021.

Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas (2017 & 2021), Energy Transactions: Conventional Power (2017), and Private Equity Buyouts (2017).

Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013–2020.

Adam has also been a guest lecturer at University of Texas Law School, teaching courses on negotiating corporate transactions.

Memberships & Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007, Texas
  • 2021, Colorado
  • 2005, Illinois (inactive)


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2005
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S.with Highest Honors2002