“Leader in the Texas market, offering extensive knowledge of the energy sector and notable experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Skilled across all capital markets transactions, with particular strengths in high-yield debt, private placements and IPOs. Boasts a clientele of national and international investment banks, companies and MLPs.

Chambers USA, Texas, 2018


Latham & Watkins’ Houston office addresses the variety of legal issues that arise within the energy industry, particularly those involving complex transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and private equity.

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With more than 75 transactional lawyers, Latham’s Houston office represents all players in the energy industry including traditional energy companies, private equity funds, investment banks and commercial lenders. Since 2014, Latham's Houston-based lawyers completed more than US$177 billion in capital market transactions, including 33 initial public offerings (IPOs), 19 of which filed by master limited partnerships (MLPs). Also since 2014, the office represented principals and financial advisors in more than US$233 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions and advised borrowers and lenders in more than US$157 billion of bank finance transactions.

The Houston office has extensive experience representing energy industry clients, including:

  • Exploration and production companies
  • Oilfield services and equipment firms
  • Pipeline and other midstream companies
  • Master Limited Partnerships
Awards & Rankings

Industry league tables reflect Latham's rapid ascent to the top of Houston’s legal community.        

  • #1 US Oil & Gas Debt Capital Market by Deal Count and Value, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • #1 US Oil & Gas Investment Grade Debt by Deal Count, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • #1 US Oil & Gas High Yield Debt Offerings by Deal Count and Value, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • #1 US Oil & Gas Equity Capital Market Underwriter’s Counsel by Deal Count, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • #1 US Oil & Gas Follow On Offerings by Deal Count, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • #1 US Oil & Gas Project Finance by Deal Count and Value, Thomson Reuters, YE 2017
  • Band 1 Ranking for Texas Capital Markets: Debt and Equity by Chambers USA 2018
  • Band 1 Ranking for Texas Corporate M&A by Chambers USA 2018

Latham has become entrenched in Houston’s civic community and actively participates in many local charitable organizations, including becoming a work-study sponsor of Cristo Rey Jesuit, working with national non-profit KaBOOM! to sponsor a new playground for a local elementary school, and donating more than 2,400 toys to the Houston Fire Department's 2015 Toy Drive.

Watch more than 200 volunteers build build a playground, an outdoor stage and stadium seating for A.B. Anderson Academy in Houston.

Watch an interview with Houston Partner Michael Dillard
and Cristo Rey student Victoria Balderas about the program

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  • Houston, TX 77002
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