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Katherine Mull

Katherine Mull Senior Staff Attorney, Executive Compensation & Benefits

Katherine’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and benefits. Her practice experience includes negotiating, designing, and drafting a wide variety of executive compensation arrangements, including employment and severance agreements, equity and equity-based compensation vehicles, and incentive plans. Katherine works extensively on compensation and benefits issues and SEC disclosure related to initial public offerings, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and corporate governance matters. Additionally, Katherine counsels publicly traded clients with respect to proxy statement disclosure and shareholder approval issues involving compensation arrangements for officers and directors. The following is a list of representative matters in which Katherine has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • New Fortress Energy LLC in its $291 million initial public offering of Class A shares
  • Caprock Midstream Holdings in its $950 million sale to EagleClaw Midstream
  • Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its $147 million initial public offering of common units
  • Western Refining Logistics in its $1.8 billion merger with Andeavor Logistics
  • Rice Energy in its $6.7 billion unwinding of its Up-C structure and associated merger with EQT Corporation
  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $70 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Parsley Energy, Inc. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock and post-offering executive compensation counsel
  • Western Refining Logistics, LP in its $348 million initial public offering of common units and post-offering executive compensation counsel
  • FMSA Holdings Inc. in its $400 million initial public offering of common stock by a selling stockholder 
  • Devon Energy Corp. in the $8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its U.S. midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon

Initial Public Offerings

  • Dominion Midstream Partners, LP in its $423 million initial public offering of common units
  • Rice Midstream Partners LP in its $474 million initial public offering of common units
  • Sprague Resources LP in its $153 million initial public offering of common units and post-offering executive compensation counsel
  • SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. in its $257 million initial public offering of common units
  • Susser Petroleum Partners LP in its $224 million initial public offering of common units
  • Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. in its $234 million initial public offering of common stock and post-offering executive compensation counsel
  • Pacific Drilling S.A. in its $57 million initial public offering of common stock
  • QR Energy, LP in its $355 million initial public offering of common units

Executive Compensation Arrangements

  • The Board of Directors of Ensco plc in executive compensation negotiations
  • Executive team of Reddy Ice Holdings Inc. in executive compensation negotiations

Transactional Executive Compensation & Benefits

  • Talos Energy in its $2.5 billion combination with Stone Energy, creating an offshore-focused E&P company
  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines
  • Sabine Oil & Gas in its merger with Forest Oil Corporation through an all-stock transaction and post-closing executive compensation counsel


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7930
F +1.214.999.7930
kmull@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 7:22 PM
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Katherine's Practices

  • New York Law School, J.D. summa cum laude, 2007 (Case Comment Editor, New York Law School Law Review)
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., Social Inequality and Public Policy summa cum laude, 2004 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: New York; Texas
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2014–2019
  • Legal 500 U.S., Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans, 2019