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James W. “Jim” Noe Joins Jones Walker
September 12, 2018
HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2018 – Jones Walker LLP announced today that James W. “Jim” Noe joined the firm as special counsel on the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources team in the Houston office.
He has extensive global experience representing the interests of major, multinational corporations as well as industry groups with respect to major transactions, contracts, and disputes. Mr. Noe has acted as lead negotiator and senior attorney in numerous transactions, including multibillion-dollar sales, acquisitions, and mergers. He routinely conducts internal investigations and represents clients facing agency inquiries and law enforcement investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), securities law, and other regulatory compliance matters. 
“We are honored to have Jim join Jones Walker. The caliber of international energy experience that he brings will benefit our clients and our team throughout the firm,” said Jones Walker Managing Partner Bill Hines.
Mr. Noe was one of the original members of the management team of Hercules Offshore Inc., joining as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  In that role, he managed Hercules’ initial public offering and numerous follow-on offerings, and he built the public-company regulatory and compliance infrastructure.  Mr. Noe was the lead negotiator on numerous acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, worth billions of dollars cumulatively, including the company’s $2.3 billion merger with TODCO.  In his role as General Counsel, he ensured compliance with SEC regulations and was responsible for all regulatory affairs, public relations and risk management.
Mr. Noe was also chief executive officer and executive director for CH Offshore Ltd. in Singapore. In that capacity, he managed the company and its fleet of offshore supply vessels operating in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Mexico. He oversaw the construction of a fleet of high-specification offshore drilling rigs in Singapore and China, advised and represented large Chinese companies in cross-border transactions, and also managed the legal and technical aspects of rig construction disputes. 
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