Thomas Laughlin is one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Thomas regularly represents private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and other various public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, 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.

Thomas has broad experience across many industries, but in particular, he has focused his practice representing clients in the energy, infrastructure and logistics sectors, including upstream and midstream oil and gas, oilfield services, manufacturing and transportation services.



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

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Texas


  • The University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2010
  • Baylor UniversityB.B.A.2007