Alicia R. French
Alicia French is Senior Counsel with Jackson Walker, where she practices energy and environmental law, with an emphasis on regulatory matters. She has extensive experience in administrative law and frequently practices before the Texas Railroad Commission, along with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Alicia represents a diverse set of clients in permitting, enforcement, and other matters before the Texas Railroad Commission, including matters involving the exploration, production, development, storage, sales, and transportation of oil and gas; advising gas utilities, gas and crude oil pipeline operators, and consumers regarding midstream regulatory matters, including rate cases; management of wastes from oil and gas operations; and representing surface coal mining companies, including representation in surface coal mining renewal/revision applications.
Additionally, she counsels clients on administrative, transactional, and regulatory issues before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, including regulatory proceedings, contested cases, and compliance matters.
In addition to her regulatory practice, Alicia has experience advising clients on transactional matters, including complex oil and gas transactions.
Alicia served on the Board of the Oil and Gas Section of the Austin Bar Association from 2017-2021.
B.A., summa cum laude, Louisiana State University
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
- Texas Law Review, member
- Order of the Coif
Austin Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section – Chair (2020-2021), Vice-Chair (2019-2020), Treasurer (2018-2019), Secretary (2017-2018)
June 8, 2021Insights
Proposed Listing of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Under Endangered Species Act and Potential Impact on Energy Projects
By Jerry Webberman, Alicia French, Jesse Lotay, & Ben Rhem
On June 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to list the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act. If finalized, the species would be listed as endangered in the Southern DPS, which is located in West Texas and New Mexico and overlaps with the oil- and gas-rich Permian Basin, and threatened in the Northern DPS, located in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Public hearings to gather comments on the proposal will be held on July 8 and July 14, and all public comments must be submitted by August 2, 2021.
August 14, 2018Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Bridger Logistics in Successful Divestiture of Saltwater Disposal, Crude Oil Truck Transportation, and Logistics Businesses
Jackson Walker successfully represented a subsidiary of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. in the sale of its saltwater disposal, crude oil truck transportation, and logistics businesses to subsidiaries controlled by the largest North American operator of travel centers and the fourth-largest tanker fleet in the U.S.