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  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review; Marvin D. Nathan Fellow; Recipient, Larry M. Fultz Scholarship for #2 Class Rank; Ewer-Oren Health Law Writing Award
  • Trinity University, B.A. in Business, B.A. in Communication, magna cum laude; Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society; Captain, Women's Soccer Team
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Krystal Scott
Partner
Suite 2900
811 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
713.437.1816 tel
214.515.7508 tel
713.437.1810 fax

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Krystal Scott is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. She handles a wide range of complex commercial and energy litigation matters pending in state and federal courts across the country, as well as private national and international arbitrations.

Krystal represents and advises energy-industry clients in Texas and from coast to coast in a broad range of disputes arising from their operations, with a particular focus on enforcing contractual and property rights. She has developed a focus and regularly advises clients on legal issues originating from joint operating agreements, leases, oil and gas purchase agreements, purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, marketing and gathering agreements, and offshore drilling contracts. An experienced oral advocate, Krystal has appeared in state and federal courts across several states and in arbitrations in multiple jurisdictions.

Drawing on her experience at trial and in settlement negotiations, Krystal also provides dispute-prevention counsel that helps clients minimize risk and concentrate their resources on operational and strategic objectives. In this vein, Krystal has developed an expertise in cyber threats in the energy industry and assists clients in assessing and addressing cyber risk.

Krystal is actively involved in and represents the firm in industry groups such as the Institute for Energy Law and the International Disputes section for Lex Mundi, a global network of law firms. Krystal helps organize Houston pro bono efforts, including a partnership with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). Her own community involvement centers on ensuring that children with special needs have access to fully integrated learning environments.

Co-head of Jones Walker’s energy disputes team, Krystal is deeply involved in leadership within the firm, serving on the Hiring and Recruiting Committee and as an active member of the cyber security team and Mentoring Committee. 

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Krystal served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Royal Furgeson in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.

Noteworthy

  • Featured in Texas Lawyer's "Rising Stars" in 2017
  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2012)

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Publications

  • "Royalty Wars"
    Oil & Gas Financial Journal, January 2014
  • "How to Authenticate Social Networking Sites"
    Texas Lawyer, January 31, 2011
  • "Products Liability After House Bill 4"
    The Advocate, Vol. 4, Fall 2008
  • "The Law of Electronic Discovery. It's In Most Cases Now"
    Houston, Texas University of Houston School of Law Advanced Civil Evidence and Discovery CLE, September 2008
  • "A Catch-22 or a Catch-All?: Delaware and Texas Grasp for Certainty in Shareholder Ratification"
    Duquesne Business Law Journal, Vol. 8, Spring 2006

Memberships

  • United Way Houston (Jones Walker campaign co-chair; Young Leader)
  • Women's Energy Network (Member, 2011 to date) 
  • State Bar of Texas (Standing Committee: Women in the Profession)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association