Oil, Gas, and Energy

Practice Contacts

Joe Dannenmaier
Energy Industry Group Co-Chair
214.969.1393
Andrew B. Derman
International Energy Practice Leader
214.969.1307
Richard B. Hemingway, Jr.
Oil and Gas Practice Leader
713.653.8640
Hunter H. White
Energy Industry Group Co-Chair
713.951.5840
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For nearly 100 years, Thompson & Knight has counseled oil, gas, and energy industry clients – those who explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport, and process energy resources. Our practice is active and comprehensive, as we represent clients in transactions and resolve disputes in dozens of countries around the world.

Thompson & Knight was named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011/2012, 2013, and 2015 editions of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices. The Firm’s oil, gas, and energy practice is also recognized by numerous other prestigious legal directories, including:

  • Chambers USA 2014 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top 14 firms in the United States in the directory’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category, noting that Thompson & Knight acts for “clients in matters such as upstream, midstream and downstream transactions, M&A, investments, joint ventures and fund formation,” and is “noted for the strength of its US practice and the experience of its lawyers in international oil and gas matters.”
  • The Legal 500 US 2014 by Legalease, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top firms in the nation for energy industry transactions and disputes.  According to the directory, the Firm “is a heavyweight Texan firm with particular experience representing oil and gas clients in energy disputes.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists more Thompson & Knight attorneys in the Oil & Gas and Natural Resources Law categories than any other law firm in Texas.  

Thompson & Knight’s oil, gas, and energy clients are a “who’s who” of the industry. They include multi-national and independent oil and gas companies, host government oil and gas companies, large utilities, private power plants, energy industry service giants, refineries, petrochemical companies, financial institutions, and multi-national drilling contractors and construction companies. Our client roster includes many of the largest publicly traded energy companies and a host of oil and gas exploration, production, refining, pipeline, marketing, and investment businesses.

Thompson & Knight is one of the only large law firms in the United States to have a separate Oil and Gas Practice Group. Furthermore, we not only provide our clients with an integrated service through the collaboration of attorneys across multiple practice areas, but each of these attorneys also truly understands the energy industry. As a result, we have the requisite knowledge to handle any energy industry dispute as well as the ability to cover every aspect of an energy transaction, including the oil and gas, corporate, tax, environmental, finance, labor and employment, real estate, and even intellectual property facets of the deal – thus giving the Firm and our energy industry clients a competitive advantage.