Brittany Sakowitz is a corporate partner in the Houston and Austin offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, concentrating her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Brittany advises private equity and venture capital investors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies across a broad range of industries, including infrastructure, energy and energy-related services, renewables, technology and digital infrastructure. She primarily counsels clients on public and private M&A transactions, growth equity, private financing transactions and other corporate matters.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “7-Eleven Asset Acquisition,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, July 2017


Panelist, “Carveouts: The Right Slice of the Pie,” UT Mergers & Acquisitions Institute, October 2023

Moderator, “Comparing and Contrasting: Traditional Energy vs. Renewables,” SuperReturn Energy, September 2022

Moderator, “Developments in Energy and Infrastructure M&A and Joint Ventures,” EIC Investor Conference, May 2022

Panelist, “Deal Terms: What’s the Market?” Privcap Energy Game Change 2019, December 3, 2019


Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2021; “Up and Coming” in Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2021–2023

The Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts, 2021–2022

Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014−2021

Expert Guides, “Rising Star” in Corporate/M&A/Private Equity, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Advisory Board Member, Hermann Park Conservancy


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • University of Houston Law CenterJ.D.2010
  • University of Houston, Bauer College of BusinessM.B.A.2010
  • Louisiana State UniversityB.A., Communications2007