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North America

Transactions

  • Buckeye Partners and Nala Renewables in their acquisition of a majority interest in Swift Current Energy, a leading North American clean energy development and investment platform with a pipeline of over 6 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects

  • Talos Energy LLC, as member of a consortium and Operator, in its successful bid for two awarded offshore blocks in Mexico’s first hydrocarbons auction and other matters in respect of their operation and joint ownership

  • EZCorp in the $50 million sale of its majority interest in Grupo Finmart, a provider of consumer loans to government agency employees in Mexico, to AlphaCredit

  • Underwriters to Clipper Realty Inc. in its $88 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in its $474 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $70 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • AltaGas in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, a midstream franchise and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses throughout the United States

  • CNOOC on its $3.47 billion acquisition from Chesapeake Energy of a 33.3% net undivided interest in oil and gas leases

  • Japanese trading company on the negotiation of a liquefaction and regasification tolling agreement for capacity in a proposed LNG export facility in the United States of America and related LNG sale arrangements

  • (Colo. Dist. – Denver Cnty.)  — Defended Antero Resources Corporation and Antero Resources Piceance Corporation, working alongside Colorado counsel, to obtain a dismissal of all of the plaintiffs’ claims for failure to comply with the court’s “Lone Pine” order in a toxic tort case arising from drilling, completion, and hydraulic fracturing activities in a residential area; this dismissal is the first of its kind relative to the hydraulic fracturing industry

  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented one of the world’s leading flash memory manufacturers against patent infringement claims involving twelve patents relating to flash memory chips, memory systems, semiconductor processes, and chip packaging patents; after a favorable ruling on the issue of patent exhaustion, all claims were dismissed; defended client’s victory in federal circuit appeal

  • (U.S.) — Successfully argued that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act does not toll the statute of limitations in civil False Claims Act cases; persuaded Supreme Court to grant review on issue despite the absence of a circuit split and after the United States, in a Court-invited amicus brief, argued that certiorari should be denied

  • Representing the Audit Committee of a public technology company in connection with allegations from multiple whistleblowers of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in several countries, including in connection with related SEC and DOJ investigations

  • Represent executives of a multibillion dollar Mexican development company in FCPA/anti-corruption investigation