Joseph Kmetz is a corporate associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Kmetz advises clients on transactions in the energy, infrastructure, and technology industries, particularly regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic combinations and relationships, and commercial agreements. He also advises companies on corporate governance matters, including with respect to environmental and regulatory considerations.
Additionally, Mr. Kmetz maintains an active pro bono practice, serves on the firm’s Mentoring Committee, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Honors College at Texas Tech University.
Mr. Kmetz has four years of previous business experience within the oil and gas industry and worked full-time as a Landman for a large oil and gas producer while attending law school. In that role, 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 Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law and the Association of International Energy 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)