William J. "Bill" Benitez P.C.

William J. "Bill" Benitez P.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized since 2023

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Oil and Gas Law

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Bill Benitez is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, recapitalizations, joint ventures and corporate governance, with a particular emphasis on the energy and infrastructure sector.

Clients have described Bill as a “great practitioner” who provides “incredible client service” in connection with his recognition in various industry publications, including Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 U.S.

Bill also devotes substantial time to immigration-related pro bono matters involving victims of domestic violence and actively participates in diversity and recruiting efforts as a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Prior to Northwestern University’s JD-MBA program, Bill was a Manager in the North America consulting practice of Accenture in Houston. During his tenure with Accenture, Bill led consulting teams on behalf of various clients in connection with new system and process implementation, as well as post-merger integration.

  • 609 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
  • Northwestern University, J.D., graduated 2009
  • Northwestern University, M.B.A., Finance, graduated 2009
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., Marketing, graduated 1998

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Corporate Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Energy Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law


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