Michelle Williamson is a debt finance partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP which she joined after graduating the University of Texas School of Law. Her practice focuses on private equity, financing transactions and debt restructurings. Michelle has extensive experience representing private equity funds, hedge funds, financial institutions and public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing transactions, with a concentration on acquisition financing, investment grade lending, cash-flow based lending, asset-based lending (including reserve-based lending for oil and gas transactions), mezzanine financing and subordinated debt financing. Michelle also maintains active pro bono practice and enjoys various philanthropic organizations.



2023 Co-Chair for the Two Step for Small Steps Event

2017 Class Committee for the University of Texas School of Law

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Small Steps Nurturing Center Young Professionals Board

University of Texas Young Alumni Steering Committee

Member of the Young Professionals in Finance Board, 2018–2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Texas


  • University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.2017

    President of the Texas Business Law Society, 2015–2017

  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A., Economics2014

    Scholarship Athlete on Vanderbilt Swim Team, 2010–2014

    SEC Academic All American, 2010–2014