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 the 2014-2019 editions of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, Jackson Walker received a Tier 1 national ranking in Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law. The Firm regularly receives Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Austin for Environmental Law, in Dallas for Energy 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 2012-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Patrick Cowlishaw and Kathleen LaValle were both ranked for “Energy: State and Regulatory & Litigation.” Partner Mike Nasi was also ranked for his Environmental practice, and partner Daniel Vineyard has previously been ranked for his Superfund practice.
  • The Best Lawyers in America in 2018 listed 20 Jackson Walker partners among its top lawyers in a number of energy-related practice areas, including Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Environmental Law, and Regulatory Enforcement.

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.

Heath Armstrong

Heath Armstrong

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2098

Amy L. Baird

Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

John Beckworth

John Beckworth

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2034

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Robert M. Biedrzycki

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7756

Ali Burner

Ali Burner

Associate, Austin
512.236.2004

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

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Brandon Durrett

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7781

Jennifer Ferri

Jennifer Ferri

Partner, Austin
512.236.2029

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

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Carl E. Glaze

Carl E. Glaze

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5808

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

Patrick Knapp

Patrick Knapp

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5963

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

Adam L. Plumbley

Adam L. Plumbley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7284

Joseph P. Regan

Joseph P. Regan

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7271

Yenmi Tang

Yenmi Tang

Staff Attorney, 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

Courtney R. Wade

Courtney R. Wade

Associate, Houston
713.752.4291

Len A. Wade

Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

Michael W. Wood

Michael W. Wood

Partner, Houston
713.752.4549

Mike Nasi with Jackson Walker logo

April 28, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Mike Nasi Speaks on Houston’s Viability as a Potential CCUS Hub

Michael J. Nasi joined Hon. Brent Bailey (Mississippi Public Service Commission), Mahak Agrawal (Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy), and Charles McConnell (University of Houston Center for Carbon Management) for a panel discussion on “Advancing Innovation with CCUS Hubs: A Case Study of Houston, Texas.”

Jackson Walker - D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2022

April 25, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 21 Attorneys Named Among 2022 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

April 12, 2022
Attorney News

Brandon Durrett Expands Jackson Walker’s Energy Transactions Group in San Antonio

Brandon E. Durrett has joined Jackson Walker as a senior counsel in the Energy practice in San Antonio. Licensed to practice in Texas and New Mexico, Brandon focuses on oil and gas acquisitions and dispositions, commercial petroleum industry agreements, and complex disputes over upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.

2022 Texas Rising Stars list

March 22, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2022 Texas Rising Stars

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 51 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 2.5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

2022 Texas Rising Stars - Up and Coming 100 list

March 22, 2022
Attorney News

Seven Jackson Walker Litigators Named to “Up-and-Coming 100: 2022 Texas Rising Stars” List

Jackson Walker proudly announces the selection of Chris Bankler, Amanda Crouch, Josh Flores, Noah Galton, Joel Glover, Reagan Marble, and David Schlottman to the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2022 Texas Rising Stars” list, with Amanda recognized among the list of the top 50 highest-rated women.

City of Austin, Texas with Jackson Walker logo

February 24, 2022
Insights

Being an Effective Advocate | Currents by POWER Engineers

By Kirk Rasmussen and Craig Bennett | Whether in a presentation to a receptive client or on the witness stand facing cross examination by a hostile attorney, this article provides practical pointers on being a credible and effective advocate.

Jay Rutherford, Jesse Lotay, and Christian Triantaphyllis with Jackson Walker logo

February 14, 2022
Attorney News

Jay Rutherford Elevated to Office Managing Partner, and Jesse S. Lotay and Christian Triantaphyllis Named Firmwide Practice Leaders

Congratulations to Jay Rutherford on his appointment as managing partner of the Fort Worth office. In addition, Jesse S. Lotay and Christian Triantaphyllis now serve as firmwide chairs of the Energy and Business Immigration & Compliance practices, respectively.

Winter storm natural gas transport

February 7, 2022
Insights

Force Majeure in Gas Contracts: The Winter Storm? | Texas Lawyer

By Luke Gilman | Though under some circumstances mundane or recurring events such as “freezing weather” can constitute “acts of God,” the “pricing fluctuation” or “market conditions” that often accompany these events do not, unless specifically included within the scope of the force majeure clause. As a result, courts in Texas and other jurisdictions, when addressing questions of force majeure in the context of gas supply contracts, have undertaken a case-by-case analysis to force majeure based on the language of the contracts and the unique circumstances of each event.

In Memoriam Amanda Shaw Castro

February 3, 2022
Spotlight

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Amanda Shaw-Castro

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and partner Amanda Shaw-Castro. Amanda was a rising star and leader who left behind a legacy of loyalty and kindness.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

January 25, 2022
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 12 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among 2022 “Rising Star Lawyers” List

To be selected for inclusion in the “Rising Star Lawyers” list, junior attorneys with 10 or fewer years in practice must be nominated by senior attorneys who have at least 15 years of experience practicing law.

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