Samara Sanderson is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice primarily focuses on representing private fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private equity funds, management companies and other related entities, ranging from first-time sponsors to funds of over $5 billion. She also advises fund managers on a variety of general corporate counseling matters, management company events, secondary transactions and fund-related aspects of M&A transactions, including co-investment arrangements.


Memberships & Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Texas


  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.2015

    Vanderbilt Moot Court Board

    Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law

    Law and Business Certificate

    Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar

  • Florida State UniversityB.S., Financesumma cum laude2012

    Honors College