Kevin Crews, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Crews, a graduate of Columbia Law School, spent 10 years working as an attorney for Weil Gotshal and Manges prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis in 2018 as a founding partner. Before going to law school, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch.
He now represents private equity sponsors and both public and private companies in acquisitions and investments, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and other corporate matters. Crews also represents management teams in the formation of joint venture platforms, in connection with sellside rollover transactions.
Since joining Kirkland, Crews has led teams that have signed or closed more than 10 deals totaling over $5 billion.
“I love the fast pace and complexity of oil and gas deal work, combined with the relationship-oriented nature of the industry,” he says. “In oil and gas, I get to work with some of the smartest and most impressive people I’ve ever met, often young people like myself who have a lot riding on a deal getting done right and done fast.”
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