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.
March 23, 2023
Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2023 Texas Rising Stars
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which 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.
March 22, 2023
Lawdragon Lists Six Jackson Walker Attorneys Among Leading Energy Lawyers of 2023
Jackson Walker partners Leonard Dougal, Meghan Griffiths, Peter Hosey, Jesse Lotay, Michael Nasi, and Michael Pearson have been selected to “The 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers” list. Selection is limited to those who have been in practice for at least 10 years and is based on the publication’s individual research, submissions from firms and companies, and vetting with experienced lawyers in their respective areas.
February 13, 2023
Jackson Walker Announces Election of 16 Attorneys to Partnership
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 16 attorneys to the firm’s partnership, marking our largest number of partnership promotions to date.
January 18, 2023
Brandon Durrett to Present Case Law Update at SAAPL Mid-Winter Seminar
Brandon Durrett will present a case law update at the San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen’s (SAAPL) 34th Annual Mid-Winter Seminar held at the San Antonio Petroleum Club on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
November 17, 2022
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listed as Endangered in Permian Basin | Bloomberg Law (Subscription Required)
The Biden administration plans to list the lesser prairie-chicken as endangered in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, and threatened in Oklahoma, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
November 16, 2022
December Weatherization Deadline Looms for Texas Natural Gas | Hart Energy (Subscription Required)
Taylor Holcomb provides advice to natural gas facility operators on what to expect from Texas’ new weatherization rules, which take effect on December 1.
November 3, 2022
Jackson Walker Earns 24 National and 121 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2023 Edition
Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. This year, our firm improved in the national rankings, with the rise of Appellate Practice and Corporate Law to Tier 2.
October 20, 2022
Taylor Holcomb to Discuss Impact of New Mexico’s Ozone Precursor Rule on Upstream and Midstream Facilities
Jackson Walker partner Taylor Holcomb will partner with air quality permitting and compliance specialist, Adam Erenstein, from Trinity Consultants to provide perspectives on the New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) new Ozone Precursor Rule during a webinar presented by Trinity Consultants on November 3, 2022.
October 19, 2022
Q&A: Texas Winter Grid Reliability Still Not Guaranteed | Argus Media
Michael Nasi spoke with Argus about challenges Texas and other midcontinent US energy markets face and how different states are trying to regulate the energy sector to keep utilities’ portfolios balanced and power reliable.