Anthony Speier is a corporate partner in the Houston and Austin offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures and formation of joint ventures involving assets across the energy value chain. Anthony has represented clients in connection with the purchase and sale of a broad range of energy assets, including metals critical to commercial battery production and the EV market, upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies, refineries, LNG facilities, processing and fractionation facilities and specialty chemicals businesses.

Anthony is consistently ranked by Chambers USA where clients have mentioned "He has the subject matter expertise on asset-level transactions. He is also commercial and does well with business folks.”


Thought Leadership


Energy: Oil & Gas 2022, Chambers and Partners: Law and Practice, August 2022

Energy: Oil & Gas 2021, Chambers and Partners: Law and Practice, August 2021

Energy: Oil & Gas 2020, Chambers and Partners: Law and Practice

Oil And Gas Shut-Ins Risk Royalty Litigation, Law360, April 17, 2020

Dwindling Oil Storage Capacity and Impacts on Energy Companies, The Texas Lawbook, April 3, 2020

Energy: Oil & Gas 2019, Chambers and Partners: Law and Practice

Dealing with Midstream Commitments or Acquisitions as a Private Equity Purchaser, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, April 2018

Energy: Oil & Gas 2018, Chambers and Partners: Law and Practice, July 2017

Trends and Issues with 'DrillCo' Transactions, Texas Lawyer, November 5, 2015


Ranked in Chambers Global for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide), 2020–2023.

Ranked in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide), 2013–2021 and for Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2017–2022.

Recognized as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR1000 for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019–2023.

Recognized in the Texas Lawyer as a “Distinguished Leader”, as part of its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards.

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the 2017–2022 editions of The Legal 500 United States for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas.

Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016 as one of the world's leading energy lawyers.

Recognized in Law360 as a "Rising Star" for Energy, 2015.

Selected to the Super Lawyers Texas Super Lawyers list, 2018–2020. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service.

Selected to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, 2009–2015. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2005
    Tulane Law Review
  • Tulane UniversityB.A., Sociologycum laude1997