Kirkland to launch in Dallas with 8-partner team

July 13, 2018 Kirkland & Ellis has announced the launch of an office in Dallas, its second in Texas.

The branch will open with eight partners, six of whom are being recruited from US competitors and joining as partners. Those six lawyers are M&A partner Michael Considine and associate Alex Rose from Jones Day, counsel Kevin Crews from Weil Gotshal & Manges, senior associate Thomas Laughlin and counsel Lanchi Huynh from Vinson & Elkins, and associate Dilen Kumar from Winston & Strawn.

Rounding out the launch team are corporate partner Ryan Gorsche and tax partner David Wheat, who will relocate from Houston.

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