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James A. Ruoff Joins the Houston Office
October 20, 2004

Houston, TX, October 20 – The law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that James A. Ruoff has joined the firm as special counsel in the Houston office.

Mr. Ruoff joins the firm with over twenty-three years of experience as in-house counsel in the oil and gas industry including:  Tenneco, Inc., Shell Oil Company and the El Paso Corporation.  His experience includes natural gas contracts, FERC regulation of interstate natural gas pipelines, joint ventures, divestitures, LNG and telecommunications.

He received his J.D.  from the University of Houston and B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

“Jim Ruoff is an exceptional attorney, with a great reputation in the Energy Sector. He adds additional strength to our already strong Energy Practice Group, ” said John White, managing partner of the Houston office.

Jones Walker, founded in 1937, is a full-service law firm with over 200 attorneys located in Baton Rouge, Houston, Lafayette, Miami, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.  The firm handles regional, national and international legal matters for clients doing business in the United States and abroad.  The Houston office focuses its practice on business and energy, admiralty and maritime, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, commercial real estate, construction litigation, general commercial litigation, labor relations and employment, mergers and acquisitions, project development, and project finance.