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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Kristin L. Mendoza is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kristin advises public and private companies, including private equity firms and strategic investors, in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, reorganizations and other general corporate matters, focusing in the energy sector.

Kristin maintains an active pro bono portfolio relating to rule of law and media freedoms with the Media Law Working Group of the International Senior Lawyers Project.


University of London, LL.M., 2009; Columbia Law School, J.D., 2008, Parker School Recognition of Achievement in Comparative and International Law; Harvard University, A.M., 2004; Yale College, B.A., 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

(Next Generation Partners)

Kristin MendozaKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s multidisciplinary practice covers the full array of conventional power matters, notably the acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure assets and the financing of private and public companies, as well as acquisitions, going-private transactions, spin-off transactions and the acquisition of minority interests. Andrew Calder leads the team from Houston and focuses on M&A, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance with a particular orientation towards the energy sector. Additional key names in the practice include Kristin Mendoza, in New York, who advises public and private companies (including private equity firms and strategic investors) on conventional power issues; and Rohit Chaudhry, in Washington DC, who focuses on energy and project-finance transactions, sales and acquisitions, and project restructurings across the energy spectrum.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recurrently sought out by major investors in some of their most significant renewable energy transactions, including the acquisition and sale of renewable assets, and financing of alternative projects. Benefitting from a strong network of domestic offices with energy expertise across Texas, New York, California, and Washington D.C., the firm has advised on deals, especially M&A, involving cutting-edge technology in the energy transition segment. Andrew Calder in Houston jointly oversees the department with Rohit Chaudhry in Washington DC, the latter of whom is noted for representing private equity funds, developers, lenders and institutional investors in a plethora of transactions, including project finance, M&A and project restructurings. Roald Nashi is another contact in DC especially for private equity and infrastructure funds. Based in Houston, John Pitts concentrates in M&A, private equity and divestitures in the energy sector, which are also among Kristin Mendoza‘s areas of expertise. She is located in New York.