Steven Buffone


Steven Buffone

Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group

Steven Buffone is the founder of Kenilworth Advisors LLC. He was previously a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for 34 years. A former Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, he served as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group.             

Buffone has spoken at a number of national seminars involving mergers and acquisitions, securities and other corporate and transactional matters.  Most recently, he spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on “Energy Policy in the Obama Administration,” to the Houston Bar Association on “The Convergence of Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds,” at the American Conference Institute’s program on “M&A:  Trends and Developments in the Law” and at the New York City Bar Association’s program on “Beyond M&A, Structuring Deals in a Difficult Economy.” 

Buffone is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Crisis Text Line, a new not-for-profit that will be the only nationwide crisis help line that will allow young people in crisis and in need of counseling to communicate using the text messaging medium with which they are so comfortable.  He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Do, a not-for-profit that inspires and trains teenagers to be leaders in community service. Buffone was recently honored for his pro bono and community service activities by receiving the Cornerstone Award from Lawyers Alliance of New York, the Outstanding Citizen Award from Do Something and the Point of Light Award from the Points of Light Foundation.

Buffone hosted a Special Meeting with Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec M.P. in 2017 and a Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election with Bill Kristol at The Common Good.

Twitter: @SteveBuffone