Government Representation

Practice Contacts

James E. Cousar
Of Counsel
Andrew B. Derman
Richard B. Roper
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Effectively representing government entities takes a special kind of experience that can only come from years of working alongside government officials. Our clients expect and deserve counsel they can depend on, and that requires attorneys who know and fully understand their day-to-day operations and can anticipate and respond quickly to issues that may arise.

What sets Thompson & Knight apart from its competitors is that our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience working within government agencies, such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice, Department of Education, Internal Revenue Service, and City of Dallas. We have extensive experience representing municipalities and local governments on a variety of matters, including constitutional, employment, and tort claims.

Thompson & Knight also advises state-owned energy companies and sovereign governments in the design and implementation of their international strategy, the development of energy projects, and the negotiation of commercial agreements. Additionally, we advise countries, at senior government levels, on their hydrocarbon legislation as well as the best strategies, practices, and programs to expand and encourage energy exploration and production, and we actively counsel on how to capitalize on changes currently affecting the global energy industry and best practices.