Michael is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice concentrates on capital markets transactions, corporate governance and securities law compliance. He regularly represents issuers or underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, high yield notes offerings, debt exchanges and tender offers, follow-on equity offerings, preferred unit offerings and “at-the-market” programs. He also has experience representing public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Michael has extensive experience in the exploration and production, midstream and oil field services industries.


Thought Leadership


Presenter, “Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rules and Other ESG Updates,” HBA Energy Section Council, September 22, 2022

Presenter, “SPACs: 2021 Year-End Review and What’s Ahead in 2022,” HBA Mergers & Acquisition Section, January 20, 2022


Co-author, "Oil and Gas Industry Practice Guide," Lexis Practice Advisor, May 19, 2017


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011Texas


  • University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.with Honors2011
  • University of Texas at AustinB.B.A., Business Honors Program and Finance2008