David J. Miller is a partner in the Austin and Houston offices of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Miller represents clients ranging from early stage growth entities to mature public companies as well as financial institutions in a variety of public and private financing and strategic transactions, including secured and unsecured high yield debt offerings, complex liability management transactions, initial public offerings, early stage financing, bridge lending and loan commitments, and special situations. Additionally, Mr. Miller advises company clients and boards of directors on general corporate matters, strategic transactions, securities laws, stock exchange rules, and governance issues.

Mr. Miller participates heavily in the firm’s pro bono program, representing not-for-profit organizations in corporate matters and clients in a variety of immigration matters, and also serves as a Board Member of the Texas General Counsel Forum (Austin).

Mr. Miller's representative experience includes advising on:


  • Atlas Energy Logistics
  • ProFrac Holdings
  • Aris Water Solutions
  • Brigham Minerals, Inc.
  • RSP Permian, Inc.
  • Parsley Energy Inc.
  • Diamondback Energy, Inc.

High-Yield and Convertible Offerings:

  • Earthstone Energy
  • Baytex
  • ONEOK, Inc.
  • Enerflex
  • Hess Midstream
  • Vertiv Holdings Co.
  • Rockliff Energy
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Strathcona Resources
  • Colgate Energy
  • CrownRock LP
  • Great Western Petroleum
  • MEG Energy Corp.
  • Indigo Natural Resources
  • CNX Resources Corporation
  • Diamondback Energy
  • Double Eagle Energy

Structure Finance Offerings:

  • Caerus Oil & Gas
  • Diversified Energy Company
  • Terra Energy Partners
  • W&T Offshore
  • Raisa Funding

Acquisitions and Divestitures:

  • Great Western in its sale to PDC Energy
  • Vertiv Group in its acquisition of E&I Engineering Group

Complex Liability Management Transactions:

  • Great Western Petroleum in its senior secured notes offering and comprehensive equity recapitalization
  • SM Energy in connection with its complex liability management transactions, including its up-tiering exchange offer and private exchange of senior secured second lien notes
  • Superior Energy Services in its dual-issuer uptiering exchange offer for senior notes of SESI and related consent solicitation

Sustainability-Linked or Green Finance Transactions:

  • Diversified Energy Company’s sustainability-linked asset-backed securities
  • Renewable Energy Group’s green bonds
  • Solaris Water’s sustainability-linked senior notes

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Texas


  • JD, Cornell Law School
  • MA, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • BA, Trinity College

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English