Press Release

Debbie Yee Joins Kirkland’s Energy Practice in Houston

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that corporate lawyer Debbie Yee has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a partner. Ms. Yee 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 is a rising star in the energy deal market and we are excited to have her join our thriving practice,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Her substantial experience with strategic M&A and capital markets matters will benefit our clients and further extend our market leading team in Texas.”
Ms. Yee has been recognized as a Rising Star by Law360 and a Dealmaker of the Week by The American Lawyer. Super Lawyers has also honored her as a Texas Rising Star since 2016. She joins Kirkland from Latham & Watkins, where she was a partner in the Houston office.
“Debbie is a great addition to our energy practice as we continue expanding our strategic capabilities in the oil and gas space,” said Andy Calder, a corporate partner and a member of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “She will also assist our capital markets practice Firmwide, adding her talents to that already strong bench.”
Ms. Yee earned degrees from New York Law School and New York University.  

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Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm with 2,700 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The Firm has no headquarters location, and operates from 15 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.