Associate

Christopher J. Kirby

Chris Kirby practices corporate and securities law, including corporate governance and board representation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate representation. In addition, Chris provides assistance to Enoch Kever’s energy industry clients, such as representing Texas’s largest power generation and electricity retailer in contested cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas. With a wealth of legislative experience, including having managed and led key legislative and budgetary priorities as Chief of Staff to State Representative Trent Ashby, Chris provides bench strength to Enoch Kever’s practice that serves clients seeking legislative solutions for their business concerns.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (512) 615-1217

Professional Background

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background

Experience

  • Counsels clients in mergers, acquisitions, and underwritten public stock offerings
  • Represents numerous companies and investors in venture capital financings
  • Provides general corporate advice and day-to-day legal support for many successful and growing venture-backed companies
  • Represented Texas’s largest power generation and electricity retailer in contested cases resulting in the Public Utility Commission of Texas approval of settlement among dozens of parties concerning claims to $2.1 billion securitized funds related to 2021 winter storm impacts.
  • Held a critical role in the crafting and negotiation of the public and higher education portions of the 2016-2017 biennial Texas budget, which exceeded $78 billion
  • Led negotiations and successfully passed multiple contested bills, including a constitutional amendment

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2024

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    - J.D., 2019, with Honors
    - Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review, Volume 97
    - Editorial Board Member, Texas Review of Law & Politics
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    - B.A., Government, 2011

Publications & Presentations

  • 2022 Water Law 101 – Contracting with Governmental Entities

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
    - Administrative and Public Law Section
    - Corporate Counsel Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Austin Stone Community Church, 2010-current
    − Marriage Mentor
    − Small Group Leader