Kevin Donovan is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Donovan advises public and private companies, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, on a variety of complex transactional matters in the energy, infrastructure, and technology industries. His experience includes representing clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and public and private financing transactions, as well as on general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Latham full time, Mr. Donovan was a summer associate and legal intern in Latham’s Houston office.

While attending law school, he served as the podcast editor for the Houston Law Review, was a teaching assistant for contracts, torts, and constitutional law, and won the Lorance Thompson Negotiation Competition. Before attending law school, Mr. Donovan served as an Intelligence Officer for the US Army and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.

Mr. Donovan’s experience includes advising:

  • Ceiba Energy and Denham Capital on the sale of a 1.6 GW capacity reserve contract to New Fortress Energy
  • Vencer Energy on its sale of assets to Civitas for US$2.15 billion
  • Blaize on its business combination with BurTech Acquisition Corp. with a pro forma enterprise value of US$894 million
  • EnCap Energy Transition Fund in its investment in Parliament Solar, a joint venture with Mercuria Energy, to construct and operate a 480 MWac solar project in Waller County, Texas
  • Energy Transfer in multiple notes offerings totaling over US$10 billion in aggregate
  • A polyethylene company on its US$1.4 billion private placement of senior notes
  • ExxonMobil on its Carbon Capture and Storage Agreement with Linde

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Houston Law Center
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA in Political Science & Music, Providence College
    magna cum laude