Joseph Kmetz is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Kmetz advises clients on transactions in the energy, infrastructure, and technology industries, particularly regarding public and private mergers and acquisitions and associated environmental and regulatory issues. He also advises public companies on corporate governance matters and SEC reporting obligations.
Mr. Kmetz has four years of previous business experience within the oil and gas industry. While attending law school, Mr. Kmetz also worked full-time as a Landman for a large oil and gas producer, where he served on the company’s long-term planning team for Colorado, calculated land ownership for SEC reporting, cured oil and gas title defects, and helped modernize the company’s form joint operating agreement for Rocky Mountain assets.
As a law student, Mr. Kmetz was an associate editor for the Denver Law Review, a peer mentor, and a scholarship recipient of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
- Author, “Arguments for a Balance: Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,” Denver Law Review Online (April 2018)
- Presenter, “The Martinez Decision,” Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen Fall Land Institute (October 2018)