Oil, Gas, and Energy

Practice Contacts

Andrew B. Derman
International Energy Practice Leader
Richard B. Hemingway, Jr.
Oil and Gas Practice Leader
Hunter H. White
Energy Industry Group Chair
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For nearly 120 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, 2015, and 2017 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 2016 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top nine firms in the United States in the directory’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category.
  • The Legal 500 US 2016 by Legalease, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top firms in the nation for Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory; and Energy: Transactions. 
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists more Thompson & Knight attorneys in Oil & Gas Law than any other firm in the nation and more Thompson & Knight attorneys in Natural Resources Law 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.