Jackson Walker partner Julia Mann was quoted in an article that ran in the San Antonio Business Journal and Houston Business Journal titled “Women’s Energy Network on Low Oil Prices: “The Sky Is NOT Falling” on March 6, 2015.
The article summarizes information from a panel discussion titled “Is the sky falling?” that was hosted by the Women’s Energy Network. The discussion focused on the falling oil prices and the Eagle Ford shale formation south of San Antonio.
Julia, who was a panelist, said the rapid and unanticipated price drop has resulted in some forms of litigation such as breach of contract but that it’s not always a bad thing. She continued, “Litigation solves problems.”
A significant portion of Julia’s practice focuses on the oil and gas industry. Such experience includes; representation of landowners in suits for lease termination, recovery of royalties and establishment of title. She has represented oil and gas operators in disputes with joint business partners as well as service providers and working interest owners. These cases involved claims of breach of confidentiality agreement, tortious interference, and fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, promissory estoppel and negligent misrepresentation. Julia’s experience includes cases to South Texas such as defending an independent petroleum engineering company in litigation regarding the ownership of a mineral estate involving a land grant made by the Government of Spain in 1767.