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

Craig R. Bennett
Craig R. Bennett

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2087

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

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

Associate, 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

Paul E. Vrana
Paul E. Vrana

Of Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7233

Courtney R. Wade
Courtney R. Wade

Associate, Houston
713.752.4291

Michael W. Wood
Michael W. Wood

Partner, Houston
713.752.4549

Peter Hosey Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award

November 19, 2021
Attorney News

Peter Hosey Presented With Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Peter E. Hosey on receiving the Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award from the South/Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

November 16, 2021
Attorney News

‘Lawdragon’ Lists 15 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among 500 Leading Lawyers in Environmental, Energy, and Employment Law

Jackson Walker announces the selection of 15 attorneys to Lawdragon‘s list of the 500 leading practitioners in environmental and energy law and corporate employment law.

Mike Nasi with Jackson Walker logo

November 8, 2021
Attorney News

Mike Nasi to Deliver Keynote Address at NEI’s International Uranium Fuel Seminar

Austin partner Michael J. Nasi will present the keynote address, entitled “The Texas Blackout and Building Reliable Energy Systems,” during the National Energy Institute’s International Uranium Fuel Seminar on November 9, 2021.

November 4, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Covering All Aspects of ESG webinar (October 20, 2021)

October 20, 2021
Webinars

“Covering All Aspects of ESG”

In this webinar, Jackson Walker attorneys provide an overview of how companies of all sizes can develop and follow Environmental, Social, & Governance practices to create great value for their organizations.

Steel pipes energy pipeline midstream with Jackson Walker logo

October 12, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Ranks Among Top Energy Firms in Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings

Above the Law has released its fourth annual Outside Counsel Rankings, which featured Jackson Walker among the list of the top 11 outside counsel in the energy industry. This marks the Firm’s fourth year to be ranked by clients in the energy sector.

October 11, 2021
Attorney News

Meghan Griffiths and Mike Nasi to Speak on Texas Power Grid, ERCOT, and Winter Storm Legislation at 2021 Gas and Power Institute

Meghan Griffiths and Mike Nasi will present on the electricity market and the legislative response to Winter Storm Uri during the Gas and Power Institute held on October 14, 2021. Jackson Walker proudly serves as a sponsor for the conference.

Taylor Holcomb with Jackson Walker logo

September 27, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes Taylor Holcomb to Austin Environment & Natural Resources Group

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Holcomb as a partner in the Austin office. Joining our Chambers USA-ranked Environment & Natural Resources group, Taylor helps clients develop and permit domestic energy projects, ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and defend against claims brought by the government and environmental activist groups.

September 22, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 57 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2021

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.

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 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.

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