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 2019–2022 and as an Up and Coming lawyer for 2016–2018. He is also listed in The Legal 500 United States for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas for 2018, 2019 and 2021, Energy Transactions: Conventional Power for 2019, and Energy Transactions: Renewable/Alternative Power for 2020 and 2022, and was recognized as “MVP of the Year” for Energy by Law360 for 2021.

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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 as “Highly Regarded" for Private Equity and M&A by IFLR1000, 2022

Recognized for Corporate/M&A – Texas by Chambers USA, 2016–2022

Recognized for Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power by The Legal 500 U.S., 2022

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