Bacon joins Kirkland & Ellis as corporate partner in Houston

Doug Bacon has joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a corporate partner in the Houston office.

Bacon advises private equity firms, companies and corporations on complex multinational mergers and acquisitions, many of which involve carve-out acquisitions and sales. He has recently represented clients such as Novartis and Honeywell International, and has previously advised many of the largest private equity firms including The Blackstone Group, KKR, TPG, Apax Partners, MSD Capital and First Reserve Corp.

Kirkland’s Houston office currently comprises 93 attorneys focused on corporate, litigation, restructuring, tax and environmental work.

Bacon joins Kirkland from the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he was a partner. Prior to Freshfields, he was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Bacon holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Baylor University.

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