Thomas Laughlin is a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Thomas’ practice focuses on private equity investments, energy transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategic investments, including transactions relating to upstream and midstream oil and gas properties.



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