Anthony Speier is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures and formation of joint ventures involving energy assets, with a particular emphasis on oil and gas deep-water and unconventional resources. Anthony has represented clients in connection with the purchase and sale of a broad range of energy assets, including upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies, crude oil refineries, LNG facilities and specialty chemicals businesses. Anthony’s transactional experience also includes advising clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures and complex energy projects, farmout and participation agreements to develop oil and gas properties, oil and gas transportation and gathering agreements, natural gas processing and fractionation agreements, oil and gas financing transactions involving net profits interests and production payments, and other commercial transactions concerning the development of oil and gas properties.

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


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

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


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

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

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the 2017–2020 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.

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

Ranked in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide), 2013–2020 and for Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2017–2020.

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