Jackson Walker LLP is pleased to welcome attorney Brit Nelson. He joins the Houston office as a partner in the Intellectual Property group. (more…)

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Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Rick Burleson has joined the firm to head the Oil and Gas practice group out of the firm’s Houston office. He joins from Burleson LLP, an energy-focused firm which he founded and led. (more…)

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The global law firm Dentons today named Houston Bar Association (HBA) president Laura Gibson as partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. In this role she will head up the Houston Labor and Employment practice and work with clients involved in complex commercial disputes as well as arbitration pertaining to banking, energy, securities, copyright and communications law. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Rotman has joined the Firm, where she will help build and grow the Houston office’s Litigation Practice Group. (more…)

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Mr. McKay joins Baker Donelson as a shareholder in the Houston office, where he concentrates on commercial, energy and real estate litigation with a particular focus on eminent domain and land use matters throughout the United States. He has extensive trial experience, having first-chaired numerous jury trial victories in addition to successful arbitration proceedings in multiple states. His eminent domain practice encompasses all aspects of condemnation law and right-of-way matters, including regulatory takings and inverse condemnation claims. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced that William H. Sultemeier has joined the Houston Office as a partner in the Energy Practice. With over 20 years of large law firm, general counsel, and transactions management experience, Mr. Sultemeier counsels clients on deal structuring and execution, regulatory trends and compliance, and board of director duties and strategies to improve and advance business goals. (more…)

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BakerHostetler today announced that Mark L. Jones has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Business and Corporate Group and on the Energy team. Jones joins a cross-functional 80-member team of attorneys who counsel international and domestic energy companies and service providers in oil, natural gas, shale, and alternative energy. The team is skilled at managing all the legal needs of an energy company, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, data privacy and protection, tax, and bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He comes to the firm, with his team intact, from Burleson LLP, and brings more than 30 years of experience handling high-level transactions critical to global energy companies. (more…)

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Daniel P. LeFort has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a counsel in the Houston office. Prior to joining Sutherland, Mr. LeFort was in the Houston and Tokyo offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. (more…)

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Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that energy attorney Charlie Ofner has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Seneca Resources Corporation, a wholly owned exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG), which today announced that Seneca has entered into an asset-level joint development agreement with IOG CRV – Marcellus, LLC, an affiliate of IOG Capital, LP, and funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, to jointly develop Marcellus Shale natural gas assets in north-central Pennsylvania. (more…)

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Jackson Walker LLP welcomes Kent C. Sullivan and Sean D. Jordan as partners in the firm’s Austin and Houston offices. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Jordan add significant expertise to Jackson Walker’s robust commercial litigation group, having handled complex civil litigation matters for 25 and 20 years, respectively. The two will act as co-leaders of the firm’s Appellate practice. They will also, along with recent firm addition Bill Powers, expand Jackson Walker’s government relations/special investigations practice. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Drew Baldinger has joined the firm’s Corporate practice and Energy sector as a partner in the Houston office. (more…)

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