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  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2002, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 1997
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Amy Vazquez
Partner
Suite 2450
1001 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
713.437.1825 tel
713.437.1810 fax

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Energy Practice

Amy Vazquez is a special counsel in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's Houston office. Her practice focuses on the areas of corporate investigations, class actions, complex business litigation, energy litigation, energy and natural resources matters, oil and gas law, and public utility law.

Ms. Vazquez serves clients in the energy and oil and gas industries, providing representation with regard to both litigation and regulatory matters. In addition, she also represents several commercial clients in a wide range of litigation

She has assisted in numerous pipeline condemnation actions in federal court in support of a major pipeline company’s construction of more than 350 miles of interstate pipeline from Louisiana to Alabama.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted with Jones Walker team project development advice and litigation surrounding Energy Transfers Partners’ Tiger Pipeline from East Texas across Louisiana.
  • Assisted with Jones Walker team project development and litigation for several natural gas storage facilities in Louisiana and Texas.
  • Assisted in representation of a major utility and gas transportation and storage company in major, precedent-setting tax litigation in front of the Louisiana Tax Commission.
  • Worked as part of a trial team in pursuit of a claim of more than $60 million on behalf of a large natural gas company, in one of the nation's largest bankruptcies in the Southern District of New York.
  • Provided advice to natural gas pipelines and storage providers regarding project development, right of way acquisition, and applicable regulatory framework.
  • Assisted in representation of several major gas operators in the Haynesville Shale natural gas field. The matters resulted in dozens of precedent-setting lease cancellation lawsuits and class action lawsuits.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Texas Super Lawyers in the area of Energy & Resources
  • Named a "Rising Star" in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics in the area of General Litigation (2006)

News

Publications

  • "Update on the Regulation of Intrastate Pipelines and Gas Gatherers in Texas"
    6th Annual Gas & Power Institute, 2007
  • "Corporate Cooperation in the Face of Internal Investigations"
    The Health Lawyer, April 2005
  • "'Do You Have Any Drugs, Weapons, or Dead Bodies in Your Car?' What Questions Can a Police Officer Ask During a Traffic Stop?"
    Tulane Law Review, January 1, 2001