Jay’s practice involves the representation of clients in a wide range of complex transactions across the energy industry, including mergers and acquisitions, and project development and finance matters. He has extensive experience in the upstream and LNG sectors in particular. During the last 35 years, he has worked on major energy transactions domestically and in more than 50 countries throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Although currently based in Houston, Jay has spent nearly half of his career abroad. He worked in the Hong Kong office from 2006 to 2014, and previously worked in the London office from 1990 to 1992 and in the Moscow office from 1992 to 1995. Jay was a member of Vinson & Elkins' Management Committee from 2007 until 2015. He serves as head of the firm-wide Corporate department and as co-head of the Energy Transactions and Projects practice group.