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.
May 1, 2023
Pat Knapp to Present Update on Produced Water Law and Policy at Oilfield Water Markets Conference
The Third Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference will feature a panel including Jackson Walker partner Pat Knapp as they discuss produced water and recent legal and policy developments. Fellow panelists include Ryan Sears (O’Melveny & Myers LLP), Keith Gardner (KJG Strategies), Justin Love (Blackbuck Resources), and Isaac Griesbaum (Winston & Strawn, LLP).
April 25, 2023
Jackson Walker Congratulates 24 Attorneys Named Among 2023 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List
Jackson Walker congratulates the 24 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2023. 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.
April 25, 2023
Taylor Holcomb Featured in ‘Energy Intelligence’ Discussing US Ruling That Could Upend Gas Bans Beyond Berkeley
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently tossed Berkeley, California’s 2019 ban on natural gas infrastructure in most new construction. In an interview with Energy Intelligence, Taylor Holcomb stated, “While other cities with similar gas bans will argue that their ordinances are distinguishable from Berkeley’s, the bottom line is that this is a broad ruling that binds federal judges in the 9th Circuit.”
April 11, 2023
Mike Nasi to Speak at Texas Public Power Association Environmental Committee Meeting
At the TPPA Environmental Committee Meeting on April 25, 2023, Mike Nasi will speak about the final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Federal implementation Plan (FIP), the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), and Coal Combustion Residuals determinations (CCRs).
April 11, 2023
Reagan Marble and Joe Regan to Present on Deed Construction Cases and Infrastructure Projects at Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute
At the 49th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, Reagan Marble and Joe Regan will present on issues such as the takings of oil and gas infrastructure by government entities, maximizing compensation, and on equitable defenses in deed construction cases.
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.
March 15, 2023
Brandon Durrett Presents on Deductibility of Post-Production Expenses
Brandon Durrett presented an update on Texas case law involving the deductibility of post-production costs (PPCs) at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Bar Association’s Energy Law Section on March 15, 2023.
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.