The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Kevin  Lewis


KEVIN LEWIS is a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP.  Kevin received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Kevin is a member of V&E’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Capital Markets Department, and currently serves as a lead contact for V&E's Corporate Governance and Compliance Group and its Aviation and Airlines Practice Area. Kevin is also a former co-head of the Capital Markets Practice Group.  Kevin regularly represents boards of directors and audit committees, major oil and gas exploration and production companies, oilfield service companies and other energy and infrastructure companies, major commercial airlines, investment banks, private equity funds and other public companies. He has significant experience in capital markets financings, including IPOs and 144A transactions, equipment pass-through certificates and other asset securitizations. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in structured financings (including aircraft sale-leaseback and other leveraged lease transactions). Prior to relocating to Houston, Kevin practiced for many years in Singapore and New York City.  Kevin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (for Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law), in Legal 500 U.S. (in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, and Capital Markets: Debt Offerings), in Texas Super Lawyers, in The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers, in Who's Who Legal: Texas, in Euromoney’s Expert Guide to World’s Leading Banking, Finance & Transactional Lawyers, and in Euromoney’s Expert Guide to World’s Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers.  Kevin’s full professional biography can be found at: