Kenneth Young > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States

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Kenneth Young is a litigation partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in a variety of matters, including contract, intellectual property, and employment disputes.


English, Japanese


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2013
    Managing Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • Brigham Young UniversityB.S., Molecular Biology & Japanesemagna cum laude, with Honors2010

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

The oil and gas litigation team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a strong reputation in the energy sector, with extensive experience representing clients before major state and federal courts and agencies, including the Department of Energy and FERC. The practice group also advises in administrative and regulatory proceedings before the European Union and other international governing bodies. Based in Houston, Anna Rotman leads the group and has significant trial experience in business disputes and restructurings, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Kenneth Young and associate Dustin Womack focus primarily on complex commercial litigation, with the former handling issues related to climate change – the pair provide strong support in Houston. In Chicago, Richard Godfrey is also recommended and forms part of the wider litigation group.