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Oil & Gas Litigation

USA - Nationwide

5 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Louis “Louie” Layrisson

USA

Practice Areas

Louie is the firmwide Co-Chair of the Energy Litigation Practice and Chair of the Houston Litigation Department at Baker Botts L.L.P. Louie leads energy disputes and complex business disputes for clients in the oil and gas, power and renewables, manufacturing, and technology

sectors. Louie also advises on risk related to energy transition projects.

Career

In the energy industry, Louie works closely with investors, developers, manufacturers, operators, service companies, transporters, marketers, and refiners across the U.S. on operations advice and disputes across all energy sectors. Louie has handled disputes related to the energy supply chain and force majeure, leases and power agreements, title, royalty obligations, surface disputes, environmental issues, joint ventures and partnerships, midstream agreements, indemnity, and insurance recovery. During Louie’s career, he has been seconded at two publicly-traded oil and gas exploration companies handling litigation and compliance work. Before joining the Baler Botts, Louie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the United States District Court for the 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, Memorial Park Conservancy, and Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation.

Personal

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, 2018, 2024; Baker Botts Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2019.

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