Jones Walker has a long and storied reputation of serving the legal needs of the energy industry. Throughout its history, the firm has counseled many of the companies that have created the strong energy sector that exists today. As the energy industry evolves and expands with changes in technology, legislation, and regulation, our clients rely on our depth and breadth of experience and resources to address their legal needs in today's dynamic global energy markets.
Our energy clients represent every aspect of the energy industry—oil and gas (upstream, midstream, and downstream); power generation; alternative energy; mining; and water providers. Our energy clients range from multinational public companies to small independents and individuals, and include major producers, independent producers, joint venturers, operators, pipeline companies, fabricators, service companies, refining and chemical companies, power generation and transmission companies, landowners, royalty interest owners, and financial institutions.
Jones Walker's geographic footprint includes Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas—locations from which we serve sophisticated domestic and international energy clients. We handle complex energy transactions, both onshore and offshore; challenging regulatory matters; environmental and natural resource matters; government affairs; and all forms of industry-related disputes and litigation. We developed specific experience in the development and maturation of new shale plays like the Haynesville Shale and Eagle Ford. Our competitive rate structure and service-based approach allow us to assist clients across the full spectrum of energy matters in an effective, economical, and efficient manner.
Our energy practice offers a fully integrated and coordinated team serving domestic, international, onshore, and offshore energy sectors. Our firm's transactional and regulatory practice includes the acquisition and formation of companies and the development of properties, as well as the transportation, storage and sale of production. Our dispute resolution and litigation experience encompasses upstream, midstream, and downstream issues in the oil and gas sector. Included in our energy practice are utility and mining advices, alternative fuel and power projects, and litigation support.
The firm received the maximum four-ribbon rating in an EnergyPoint Research survey of clients in the oil and gas industry—E&P companies, oilfield service and equipment providers, midstream and downstream companies, and oil and gas industry consultants. Jones Walker was one of only six firms in the country receiving the maximum rating.
Our energy attorneys have the training, skills, experience, as well as, the relationships needed to represent our energy clients at the highest possible level in the full range of energy-related legal and administrative matters. Jones Walker's energy attorneys have backgrounds in technical disciplines, such as engineering and geology, as well as in administrative and government agencies. Merging those backgrounds with their legal training and experience, our energy attorneys are creative, independent thinkers with an unparalleled work ethic to apply to the challenges faced by our clients.
The unique experience our energy team brings to the practice includes:
- Former Government Regulators
- Judicial Clerks—both federal and state
- Former Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officers
- Law Professors
- Former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys
- Former General Counsels or Assistant General Counsels for state regulatory agencies
For the full spectrum of coverage we offer to our energy clients, please visit the links provided on our website.
- Twenty-Two Jones Walker Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors from The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
- One Hundred Twenty-Four Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
- Jones Walker Ranks in Top Tier in Chambers USA
- Buatt to Present at LOGA Legacy Lawsuit Seminar & 2012 Legislative Recap
- 2012 Oil & Gas Workshop
- "Gulf of Mexico Regulatory Update"
- "Deep Water and Shallow Water Gulf of Mexico Federal Updates"
- "Basic Legal Issues Regarding Salt Dome and Depleted Reservoir Underground Storage of Natural Gas"
- "Are You Minding Your Section 404 Permits?"Louis E. Buatt
LOGA Industry Report, Winter 2012
- "OCM Reduces Permit Times"Louis E. Buatt
LOGA Industry Report, Fall 2011
- "Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Promulgates New Rule Allowing Limited Use of Waste Water to Conduct Hydraulic Fracturing in the Haynesville Shale"Nicole M. Duarte
Jones Walker Environmental & Toxic Torts E*Lert, December 7, 2009