John B. Connally is the co-head of V&E’s Energy Transactions and Projects group. Considered one of the country’s preeminent oil and gas transactional lawyers, John B. represents a wide range of clients, including public companies, private enterprises and private equity firms, in domestic and international upstream and midstream mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and development transactions.
Over the course of more than two decades John B. has developed strong relationships with his clients that regularly lead to repeat engagements.
John B.’s oil and gas transactional practice has been recognized by Chambers USA from 2009 through 2018. A source quoted by Chambers said "he truly understands the details and nuances of the oil and gas space.” Another said John B. “is thorough, works extremely hard, is pleasant to deal with and effectively represents his clients" (2019).
John B. is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He serves on the Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business and on the Advance Team at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas.