Kyle Watson is a corporate attorney in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on representing private equity sponsors and public and private company clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts and related general corporate counseling.


Thought Leadership


“Unanimous Texas Court of Appeals Reverses Controversial Jury Verdict — No "Common Law" Business Partnership in Texas,” Anna Rotman, Anthony Speier, Kyle Watson, Kenneth Young, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert, August 3, 2017.


Recognized for Energy Transactions: Conventional Power by The Legal 500 United States, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas
  • Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2013

    Executive Board Member, Harvard Association of Law and Business

    Vice President, Harvard Law School Texas Club

  • The University of OklahomaB.B.A., Finance; Aviation Minorsumma cum laude2010

    Rath Foundation Scholar