Stephen Noh is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on representing private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other public and private companies in complex domestic and international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts and offerings of equity and debt securities.

Stephen also advises clients in connection with the negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements, securities laws compliance, and corporate governance. He has advised clients across a broad range of industries, including energy and energy transition, infrastructure, technology, healthcare, construction, real estate, food & beverage and financial services.

Stephen was recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.



Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2020–2023

Memberships & Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Houston Young Lawyers Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Texas


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2015
    Editorial Board, Virginia Law & Business Review
  • Rice UniversityB.A., Economics; Business Minorcum laude2012
    Varsity Football Letterman, Rice Owls