Overview

John Pitts is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private equity, with a particular focus on the energy sector. John is recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Texas – Corporate/M&A for 2019 and as an Up and Coming lawyer for 2016–2018. He is also listed in The Legal 500 United States – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas for 2018.

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Recognition

John served as an infantry officer in the United States Army from 2004 to 2010. He deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII-VIII, following which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

John is also an adjunct professor at University of Texas Law School and teaches a course on negotiating corporate transactions.

Recognized the Texas Lawyer as a “Lawyer on the Rise” as part of its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards.

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Advisors for Team Rubicon

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011Texas
  • 2010New York

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2009
  • Davidson CollegeB.A.magna cum laude2004