Debbie P. Yee is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She primarily advises public and private companies in the energy industry on strategic acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on capital raising transactions and corporate governance matters.

Debbie has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2016. She has also been honored as one of the 500 Leading Dealmakers in America by Lawdragon, Up and Coming by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, a Law360 Energy Rising Star, and as Dealmaker of the Week by The Am Law Daily.


Thought Leadership


Presenter, M&A Webinar Series - Session One - Market Trends, Fiduciary Duties and Structuring, 2023

Presenter, Take Private Transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, M&A Strategies for Energy Companies in a Time of Market Distress, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, Structuring Solutions in Challenging Times, Webinar, 2020


Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States (USA), 2023–2024

Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2021–2023

Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States (USA), 2021–2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • New York Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2006
    Executive Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review
  • New York UniversityB.S.2003