Energy

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.

Amy L. Baird

Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

John Beckworth

John Beckworth

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2034

Stephanie L. Chandler

Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7704

Drew Darby

Drew Darby

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2092

David G. Dunlap

David G. Dunlap

Partner, Houston
713.752.4401

Brandon Durrett

Brandon Durrett

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7781

Joe Flack

Joe Flack

Partner, Houston
713.752.4305

Alicia R. French

Alicia R. French

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2352

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Carl E. Glaze

Carl E. Glaze

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5808

Jeffrey Grable

Jeffrey Grable

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7259

Graeme Hawkins

Graeme Hawkins

Associate, Houston
713.752.4493

Peter E. Hosey

Peter E. Hosey

Partner, San Antonio
210.228.2423

Anna R. Irion

Anna R. Irion

Partner, Houston
713.752.4229

Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4411

Jesse S. Lotay

Jesse S. Lotay

Partner, Houston
713.752.4364

Julia W. Mann

Julia W. Mann

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7761

Reagan M. Marble

Reagan M. Marble

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7770

Danny Nappier

Danny Nappier

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5917

Adam L. Plumbley

Adam L. Plumbley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7284

Joseph P. Regan

Joseph P. Regan

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7271

John W.V. Schwartzenburg

John W.V. Schwartzenburg

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2317

Yenmi Tang

Yenmi Tang

Associate, Houston
713.752.4333

Kirk Tucker

Kirk Tucker

Partner, Houston
713.752.4389

Amanda L. Van Deusen

Amanda L. Van Deusen

Professional Landman & Title Analyst, Houston
713.752.4315

Cody Vaughn

Cody Vaughn

Associate, Austin
512.236.2222

Courtney R. Wade

Courtney R. Wade

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4291

Heather Waters

Heather Waters

Associate, Houston
713.752.4257

Michael Nasi

June 14, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Michael Nasi Presents on EPA’s Final Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Jackson Walker partner Michael J. Nasi will present a webinar entitled “EPA’s Regulation of Power Fleet GHGs” on June 17, 2024.

USA flags

June 6, 2024
Spotlight

Chambers and Partners Releases 2024 USA Guide Featuring 67 Jackson Walker Attorneys and 23 Ranked Departments

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 67 attorneys and 23 departments for inclusion in the 2024 edition of the Global and USA guides. Attorneys were ranked across 27 departments, with 3 attorneys listed among multiple areas, 8 ranked nationwide in their respective areas, and 15 recognized for the first time.

Sue Ayers

May 24, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Sue Ayers to Present at International Right of Way Association and Appraisal Institute Joint Luncheon

Jackson Walker partner Susan Dillon Ayers will participate in a panel discussion at the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and Appraisal Institute Joint Luncheon on June 13, 2024.

Sue Ayers

April 26, 2024
Attorney News

Sue Ayers Receives Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Litigation/Appellate Award

Jackson Walker partner Susan Dillon Ayers receives the 2024 Litigation/Appellate Award at the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation (TCWLF) and Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA) Annual Grants & Awards Luncheon.

March 29, 2024
Insights

Mine: All Mine? Texas Ownership of Produced Water and Its Constituent Parts (Lithium)

By Peter E. Hosey, Reagan M. Marble, Robert M. Biedrzycki, Brandon Durrett, and Brenda Eckert

The fight over produced water has become a contentious issue in the oil patch. This article provides a general overview of how one of oil and gas’s biggest liabilities has quickly become one of its greatest assets.

2024 Texas Rising Stars Up and Coming 100 - Chris Bankler, Noah Galton, Reagan Marble, Zachary McKay, and Zach Zurek

March 21, 2024
Attorney News

Five Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to Texas Rising Stars “Up-and-Coming 100” List

The “Up-and-Coming 100” list recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selection is based on who received the highest point totals during the patented multiphase process used to identify the “Texas Rising Stars” of 2024.

2024 Texas Rising Stars announcement graphic

March 21, 2024
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 2024 Texas Rising Stars

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less as “Rising Stars.”

Amanda Van Deusen headshot

March 15, 2024
Mentions

Amanda Van Deusen Reflects on Leadership and Commitment with the Houston Association of Professional Landmen

In her farewell article as an outgoing Officer of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL), Amanda L. Van Deusen, CPL, reflects on her decade-long journey of dedicated service, commitment, and personal development.

March 12, 2024
Attorney News

Danny Nappier Joins Jackson Walker’s Energy Practice

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Danny Nappier has joined the Energy practice group as a partner in the Dallas office.

Sue Ayers

March 4, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Sue Ayers to Present at Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Half-Day Ethics CLE Program

Jackson Walker partner Susan Dillon Ayers will deliver a presentation titled “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” at the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA) Half-Day Ethics CLE on Friday, April 5.

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