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Comprehensive capabilities throughout North America. We are leading specialists in the North American energy market with significant expertise in oil & gas and power regulation, project development, transactions, and disputes throughout the continent. Over the last 20 years, we have built one of the largest Houston offices of any firm headquartered outside Texas, dedicated from its inception to serving energy clients. With nearly 125 lawyers in Texas, seasoned energy regulatory/government advocacy/investigations practices in Washington, D.C. and a deep corporate and finance bench across the U.S., we can serve you on a broad range of energy matters. We also have extensive experience handling cutting-edge energy matters in Mexico and Canada.

A trusted team for all your energy needs. Our leadership across North American energy sectors is well recognized in the guides that rank lawyers and practices based on client feedback.  We are one of the U.S.’s top energy regulatory, construction, environmental and project development firms, according to both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US, and our team is ranked in Tier 1 for Energy Litigation in Legal 500 US.

  • Energy regulation. From our highly-regarded Washington, D.C.-based energy regulatory team to our nationally ranked environmental practice, our lawyers are skilled in helping clients understand, apply, comply with, and influence the development of rules governing the energy industry. Our team is known for its leadership representing independent power producers and oil & gas companies before FERC, the DOI, the EPA and other federal- and state-level regulatory bodies.
  • Transactions. We are widely considered one of the top firms in North America handling large-scale energy projects and transactions. We are among the leading firms in LNG, midstream gas and petrochemical projects, and we advise on some of the largest refining and petrochemical projects in the world.  We also handle renewable energy matters from biofuels to solar, wind and energy storage.   Particularly know for LNG, we have played major roles in many of this sector’s pioneering projects. Our practice also includes one of the world’s most active energy construction practices.
  • Dispute resolution. Our top-ranked energy litigation and international arbitration practices bring the “whole package” to your energy disputes -- tested advocacy skills; extensive first-chair trial, arbitration, and appellate experience; detailed industry knowledge; legal acumen; effective case management skills; and strategic insight. We handle energy disputes ranging from complex commercial and tort litigation, construction disputes, Congressional and administrative investigations and international arbitration.
John P Bowman 
T: +1 713 751 3210 HOUSTON
Charles C Correll Jr. 
T: +1 415 318 1209 SAN FRANCISCO
T: +1 713 276 7354 HOUSTON
Kenneth S Culotta (Ken) 
T: +1 713 276 7374 HOUSTON
Scott A Greer 
T: +1 713 751 3264 HOUSTON
Neil L Levy 
T: +1 202 626 5452 WASHINGTON, D.C.
Jill A McWhirter 
T: +1 713 751 3239 HOUSTON
Ashley C Parrish 
T: +1 202 626 2627 WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tracie J Renfroe 
T: +1 713 751 3214 HOUSTON
Reginald R Smith (Reggie) 
T: +1 713 751 3226 HOUSTON
Carol M Wood 
T: +1 713 751 3209 HOUSTON