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John D. Furlow is a corporate attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. John’s practice focuses on private equity, asset and equity M&A transactions, strategic investments, securities offerings and complex commercial transactions with a principal focus on the energy sector. John is a frequent author on legal issues and trends impacting the energy industry and is the author or co-author of more than 20 articles to date. In 2018, John was recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions by Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.
Prior to becoming HYLA President, John served as President-Elect for one year and a Director for two years before that. In this time, John served as co-chair of the 2015 Holiday Party (with his “better 7/8ths,” Jackie Furlow), the Clay Shooting Committee, the History Committee and the Corporate Counsel Committee and was awarded the “HYLA Outstanding Committee Chair” award. John has also dressed up as “Santa” and given out gifts for the past two years for the Adopt-an-Angel program