Baker Botts LLP

Louis “Louie” Layrisson

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Practice Areas

Louie handles energy disputes and complex business disputes relating to oil and gas, manufacturing, and technology.


Louie works closely with energy investors, manufacturers, operators, service companies, and refiners on a variety of operational issues and disputes arising from energy production, transportation, and refining. He regularly provides advice regarding shale investment and operations across US basins, including disputes related to oil and gas leases, title, royalty and surface disputes, joint operating and joint venture agreements, environmental and class action disputes, insurance coverage and recovery, and restructuring litigation.

Since 2015, Louie has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters).

Before joining Baker Botts, Louie clerked for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey (Eastern District of Louisiana)

Professional Memberships

Licensed in Texas and Louisiana.

Executive Committee of the Institute for Energy Law; Board of Directors, Wesley Community Center and Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation.


B.A., English, Louisiana State University 2005, J.D., Louisiana State University Hebert Law Center 2008, summa cum laude

Houston Bar Association’s President Award in 2015 and 2018; Baker Botts Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2019.