The oil and gas industry is complex and dynamic, and so are the disputes that may arise. We have advocated for our clients in a variety of matters covering all types of oil and gas disputes, and we pride ourselves in providing efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution resources for our clients.
Depth of Knowledge
Our clients hire us because we understand the industry and their businesses. For more than 100 years, we have represented clients in oil and gas disputes of every facet. Our lawyers are routinely involved in high-stakes litigation for a variety of clients, including independent oil and gas operators, publicly traded companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies, royalty owners, and surface owners.
As litigators, our most important role is to counsel our clients in risk management and conflict resolution. But when disputes are unavoidable, we work hand-in-hand with clients to develop litigation strategy and execute that strategy to achieve results. Our oil and gas litigators advocate strongly for our clients and have a long list of “wins” in our column. Importantly, we are also regularly called upon to represent clients in the trial and appeal of cases of first impression, including disputes between parties to offshore deepwater operating agreements, pipeline or refinery releases or explosions, ground and surface water contamination claims, litigation under federal and state securities laws, intellectual property matters, and finance and lender liability claims.
The oil and gas industry is global – not merely local. We represent clients in disputes in our home state of Texas, but also all over the United States, and abroad.
- Upstream Oil & Gas
- Midstream Oil & Gas
- Contract/Joint Operating Agreement Disputes
- Operator/Service Company Disputes
- Title Disputes
- Royalty Owner Disputes
- Accounting Disputes
- Oilfield Service Companies (products liability claims; warranty claims)
- Surface Owner Disputes
- Environmental Litigation
- Personal Injury (non-maritime)
- Personal Injury (maritime)
- Commodities & Derivatives
- Contract Disputes
- Transaction Enforcement Litigation
- Litigation (federal and state), administrative proceedings, and arbitration
- Class actions
- Midstream/pipeline litigation
- Construction/equipment disputes
- Environmental actions and litigation
- Personal injury claims
- Contract disputes
June 11, 2021
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. and other defendants facing lawsuits over loss of power and water services during February’s deadly winter storm can consolidate 157 related cases in a multidistrict litigation pretrial court, a state panel has ruled. The Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted a request on Thursday to address the cases together after the defendants asked that they be grouped given the similar circumstances of the lawsuits that sprung up after Winter Storm Uri caused outages across the state.
May 20, 2021
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2021 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 41 attorneys and 14 departments for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Global and USA guides.
May 3, 2021
Chemical manufacturing company Olin Corp. said in Texas federal court that it wants $15.8 million from Tenaska Power Services, which it says conflated terms of two contracts and wrongly tried to pass on costs it incurred from Texas’ grid operator during February’s historic winter storm.
April 20, 2021
Texas electricity companies facing lawsuits related to the deadly and destructive February winter storm have joined the state’s primary grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., in requesting multidistrict litigation in what is now a total of 90 cases.
April 16, 2021
Natural gas marketer Symmetry Energy Solutions is facing a proposed class action in Texas federal court alleging it wrongfully passed the costs of its last-minute gas purchases during February’s major winter storm onto thousands of customers nationwide.
February 22, 2021
Joining the Energy practice, Pat Knapp brings a wealth of experience handling corporate transactions and energy litigation as in-house and outside counsel to domestic and international upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies.
December 21, 2020
American Midstream LLC told a Texas appeals court that a misreading of its gas transportation agreement with a natural gas trader led a trial court to wrongly impose a $6.1 million judgment for the trader when American Midstream should instead have won $1.2 million for the trader’s early termination of the contract.
American is represented by Lynne Liberato, Polly Fohn and Natasha Breaux of Haynes and Boone LLP and Jennifer Caughey, Joseph A. Fischer III and Richard Howell of Jackson Walker LLP.
May 21, 2020
Reagan Marble discusses what that means for contracting parties in the oil and gas industry as they get creative in enforcing and invalidating contracts to protect their individual positions.
January 21, 2020
Independent Contractors Redux: Fifth Circuit Returns to Oil Patch to Address Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
By Lionel Schooler | The boom for domestic energy producers, particularly in the Permian Basin, has been accompanied by the companion challenge of how to compensate transient oilfield service providers within the strictures of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
August 14, 2019
As The WARM Place celebrates 30 years of providing grief support services to children and their families, Jackson Walker proudly joined Joe Regan in supporting A Cool Night by Candlelight on October 5, 2019.