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Bill Benitez is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice concentrates on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate counseling. Bill has worked on transactions in a variety of industries, including energy, industrials, healthcare, technology and financial services.

Bill also devotes substantial time to immigration-related pro bono matters, actively participates in the Firm's diversity and recruiting efforts and is a partner representative on the Associates Committee of the Houston office.

Bill received a J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Louisiana State University.

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

Bill was born and raised in the small town of Independence, Louisiana, is married and has three children.


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Environment, Energy & Resources
Executive Compensation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity


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