Jackson Walker has been a leader in energy law for more than 100 years.
Indeed, one of the Firm’s founding partners, A.W. Walker, Jr., was responsible for developing many of the fundamental concepts of modern oil and gas law. Today, we represent clients involved in every segment of the energy industry, and we have a thorough understanding of how each segment functions as a part of the overall value chain.
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.
The quality and depth of Jackson Walker’s Energy practice has received national recognition from a number of sources. In 2021, Above the Law listed Jackson Walker among the top 11 outside counsel in the energy industry. Since 2014, the U.S. News – Best Lawyers‘ “Best Law Firms” has ranked the Firm among the National Tier 1 list for Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law. The Firm also regularly receives Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Austin for Energy Regulatory Law, in Dallas/Fort Worth for Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law, and in Houston for Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law.
Our Energy practice has also been recognized in several other legal guides and directories, including:
- Jackson Walker energy partners were recognized in the 2012-2022 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The Firm has consistently been ranked among the top firms in Texas in the area of “Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity),” with Austin partners Meghan Griffiths and Kirk Rasmussen ranked in Texas since 2017 and 2018, respectively.
- The Best Lawyers in America consistently recognizes Jackson Walker attorneys in the areas of Derivatives and Futures Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Natural Resources Law, and Oil and Gas Law.
- Lawdragon recognized eight Jackson Walker attorneys in its inaugural list of the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Environmental and Energy Lawyers.”
The skill and experience of our attorneys enables us to provide high levels of service to our energy clients in a broad range of diverse specialties such as bankruptcy, tax, regulatory, litigation, environmental, intellectual property, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and any number of other practice areas. Jackson Walker began by providing legal services to the energy industry, and we remain committed to continuing and expanding upon that tradition.
September 21, 2022
Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to the list. Selection is based off of peer nominations that are then reviewed by a research team. Each nominee is evaluated on his or her professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement.
September 9, 2022
By Taylor Holcomb | In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, the Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 3 (2021) required the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt rules requiring certain pipeline facility operators to weatherize equipment in order to maintain reliability during extreme weather conditions. The Railroad Commission’s implementing rules, adopted August 30, 2022, and memorialized in Statewide Rule 66, impose immediate compliance obligations on a number of upstream and midstream operators.
September 6, 2022
Jackson Walker congratulates the 42 practicing attorneys in the San Antonio office who were included in Scene in S.A.’s 2022 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list.
August 26, 2022
As Special Counsel to the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), Mike Nasi will moderate a panel featuring South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant at the SSEB Annual Meeting on August 30, 2022.
August 18, 2022
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 16, 2022
By Ali Burner and Amy Baird
President Joe Biden is set to sign into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 40% by 2030 and to invest $369 billion in energy security and climate change. This article summarizes how the new law impacts new and existing investors, developers, and producers in the energy industry.
August 1, 2022
At a high-level briefing for the Group of 77 and China, Mike Nasi joined a panel that addressed how the commercial-scale adoption of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) can lower emissions of CO2 and assure global energy growth.
July 26, 2022
Courtney Wade has been selected to participate in the 2022-2023 Leadership Class of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL).
July 8, 2022
As Special Counsel to the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), Michael Nasi will present “The EPA Transport Rule” at the Joint Annual Briefing to Southern Legislative Leaders and Committee on Carbon Management Meeting held in conjunction with the Southern Legislative Conference on July 9, 2022.
July 6, 2022
By Michael Nasi, Jennifer Caughey, Taylor Holcomb, & Cody Vaughn
The United States Supreme Court held in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (No. 20-1530) that EPA may not rely upon Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to “force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal.” Citing the “major questions doctrine,” the Court explained that a Congressional delegation of “unprecedented power” requires a clear statement that is simply not present in the Clean Air Act.