October 11, 2023

New York, NY, October 11, 2023 -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Tony Johnston has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. He practices in Dallas and is based in the Firm’s Houston office.

An experienced private equity attorney who has led complex deals across the energy and infrastructure sector, Tony is the fifth energy partner to join Willkie this year. Last month, Willkie welcomed a three-partner renewable transactions team – Global Chair of Power & Renewable Energy Eric Pogue, and partners Amanda Rosenberg and Samantha Leavitt – to its New York and Los Angeles offices, and in February, energy M&A partner Tan Lu joined Willkie’s Houston office.

“Tony’s arrival is the latest expansion of our energy private equity platform,” said Archie Fallon, Managing Partner of the Houston office. “We are seeing growing demand from clients for energy-related services. Tony brings substantial private equity and M&A experience on matters across the energy and infrastructure sector and we are thrilled to welcome him to Willkie.”

Tony advises private equity firms, portfolio companies and financial institutions on strategically important and complex transactions, with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure sector transactions. He regularly advises on investments, M&A, joint ventures, financial sponsor-management team partnerships, preferred equity investments and restructurings for clients across the energy spectrum – ranging from oil and gas to energy transition matters. He also guides private equity firms and their funds throughout their life cycles, including through the formation, investment and monetization processes. Tony was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Tony commented: “Willkie has a leading market reputation for transactional and energy capabilities, and a dynamic and collaborative culture across the Firm. As clients face new and unprecedented opportunities in today’s fast-moving energy market, I’m excited to join the talented team here and further strengthen Willkie’s robust work across the sector and help to continue to expand its presence in Texas.” 


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