Helping You Recover from the Storm

As you assess the impact of the February winter storm, Jackson Walker attorneys can help advise you on the legal implications for your business. Scroll down to learn more about how our strong relationships and our deep experience can help you address the pressing problems you’re facing today, and then let’s talk.

How We Can Help

  • Antitrust claims
  • Business interruption claims
  • Business torts, including negligence claims
  • Class actions
  • Contractual performance disputes
  • Cover damages on wholesale power and gas contracts for both suppliers and purchasers
  • Force majeure and difficulty/impossibility of performance claims and defenses for energy supply and demand response contracts
  • Gas supply, gas contract, and transportation assistance
  • Guidance on impacts of market changes and regulatory reform
  • Improper curtailment claims
  • Index pricing assistance
  • Insurance claims
  • Internal investigations
  • Interpretation of executive and regulatory agency orders
  • Investigations and enforcement actions before regulatory and governmental agencies such as the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Texas Reliability Entity, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Independent Market Monitor, the Railroad Commission and other regulatory authorities
  • Lobbying with regard to energy regulatory reform
  • Natural gas pipeline capacity and reliability regulatory representation before the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Personal injury claims
  • Pipeline penalty mitigation
  • Price gouging claims
  • Regulatory hearings and rulemakings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Stakeholder representation before the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • Texas Attorney General investigations

Our Clients

  • Cogeneration facilities
  • Commodities market participants, including dealers and end users
  • Commercial and industrial energy customers
  • Conventional and renewable power generators
  • Electric utilities, including transmission-only utilities, municipally-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and river authorities
  • Gas marketers
  • Industrial gas and power end users
  • Interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines
  • Insurance policyholders
  • Insurers
  • Lenders and investors
  • Local distribution companies
  • Merchant power plants
  • Municipally-owned gas and power distributors
  • Natural gas gatherers
  • Natural gas liquids and crude oil pipelines
  • Natural gas processors
  • Oil and gas producers
  • Power marketers and traders
  • Project developers
  • Retail electric providers
  • Storage and terminalling operators

An Experienced Team for Unprecedented Challenges

Your Jackson Walker team includes some of the most experienced attorneys in Texas across the range of issues presented by February’s winter storm. Select an area below to learn more about our experience and to meet your team.

Texas Roots and Relationships

Since our founding in 1887, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies in the state in key industries that have shaped the course of Texas history, including railroads, oil and gas exploration, the media, and healthcare.

Name partner Jess Walker is revered as the father of Texas oil and gas law. While at the University of Texas School of Law, he helped create the Texas Law Review, and one of his first articles argued that oil and gas law is a body of law distinct to itself. His five-part treatise established many of the principles of Texas oil and gas law.

Our deep experience and long history of providing cutting-edge legal advice to the energy business has led companies worldwide to select Jackson Walker as their counsel of choice on complex legal matters involving the energy and natural resources industry and related service and supply sectors.

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