Kirkland makes key Houston hire with corp vet Sean Wheeler

August 8, 2018 Kirkland & Ellis has landed the hire of corporate veteran Sean Wheeler from Latham & Watkins in Houston.

Wheeler’s expertise is in securities offerings, M&A, and corporate governance in the energy sector. He has held a number of leadership positions at Latham as well, serving as co-chair of the firm’s oil and gas practice, Houston managing partner, and vice chair of the corporate department.

Kirkland’s chairman of the global management executive committee, Jeffrey Hammes, called Wheeler a “decorated veteran” and a leader in the city’s legal community.

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