Kirkland was recognized for its energy work at the inaugural Houston Business Journal “Deals of the Year” awards, held in Houston on January 21, 2016. Kirkland won 2015 Energy Deal of the Year for its work on GSO Capital Partners LP’s $500 million investment in Houston-based Linn Energy LLC. Kirkland was also recognized for its work on the Midstates Petroleum restructuring as a Finalist in the Energy deals category. A panel of judges selected the winners based on size, impact and complexity of the deal. The Houston Business Journal “Deals of the Year” awards celebrate the success of Houston’s top deals, which signify major developments and investments in the Houston area.