Thomas Laughlin is one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Thomas regularly represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, investments (controlling and minority), divestitures, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and other corporate matters.
Thomas has broad experience across many industries, but in particular, he has focused his practice representing clients in the energy, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing and transportation sectors.
The private equity firms and asset managers that Thomas has represented include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Chambers Energy Capital, Clearlake Capital Group, CPPIB, Cresta, Energy Spectrum, Owl Rock, Quantum, Oaktree, Pine Brook Partners, RedBird Capital Partners, Riverstone Holdings, TPG Capital, Trive Capital and Vortus Investments, as well as many public and private companies and family businesses.
Memberships & Affiliations
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2010
- Baylor UniversityB.B.A.2007