Kathy Marietta is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office and is a member of the Global Transactions Practice Group. She has particular expertise in LNG as well as considerable experience in engineering, procurement and construction projects, upstream and downstream operational agreements, offshore long-term drilling contracts, project development, operating agreements, international government negotiations, and acquisitions and divestitures. Her practice also includes other energy related transactions such as those involving the transportation and sale of oil & gas and those involving domestic power generation facilities. Ms. Marietta’s practice focuses on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactions involving her areas of expertise. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ms. Marietta was assistant general counsel of Apache Corporation, where her practice was international with a focus on major projects (including LNG projects), new ventures, government negotiations (including various granting instruments and upstream agreements), upstream oil & gas operations, and acquisition and divestitures. She also spent 11 years working in Southeast Asia while residing in Singapore and working for prominent U.S. based law firms. While in Singapore, Ms. Marietta negotiated and documented a significant number of syndicated credit facilities representing financial institutions, serving as agent in these facilities, with major Indonesian business groups as borrowers. Ms. Marietta’s significant experience representing multinational clients includes projects located in Alaska, Canada, Southeast Asia, China, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, South America and the North Sea. She is recognized in Legal 500 2014 Guide to Leading U.S. law firms in the areas of Project Finance and Energy-Transactions. Ms. Marietta earned a BS in Soil and Water Science from California Polytechnic State University and earned a JD from Ventura College of Law. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and on the Board of Directors of the IAPGH. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.
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