Overview

Jhett Nelson is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on M&A transactions, private equity investments, capital raises, special situation strategies and joint ventures in a variety of sectors, including energy, infrastructure and technology. In addition to his transactional work, Jhett also advises senior management, investment funds, family offices and boards on general strategic, governance and corporate matters.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Co-author, “Paring Risk in Private Equity,” Oil and Gas Investor, 2016

Co-author, “Getting Energy M&A Done: Deal Terms Become as Dynamic as Markets,” Rigzone, 2016

Co-author, “Profiting from the Fall,” Private Equity International’s Perspectives, 2016

Co-author, “Structuring Private Funds to Profit from the Oil Price Decline: Due Diligence, Liquidity Management and Investment Options,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, 2015

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2009
  • The College of William and MaryB.B.A., Finance & Public Policy2006