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David B. Cohen
David B. Cohen
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

David B. Cohen

David B. Cohen

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

David B. Cohen

Experience Highlights

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in the $2.15 billion sale of EFS Midstream, an Eagle Ford Shale midstream company jointly owned with Reliance Holding USA, Inc., to Enterprise Products Partners 

  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $3.75 billion acquisition by its portfolio company, Fieldwood Energy LLC, of Apache Corp.’s assets in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.7 billion joint venture with Sinochem to develop 207,000 acres in the Permian Basin

  • Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings in the $7.15 billion acquisition, among a consortium of investors, of El Paso Corp.’s upstream assets

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings III in the formation of DoublePoint Energy with FourPoint Permian and DoublePoint’s subsequent acquisition of assets from undisclosed sellers

  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy

  • Pegasus Optimization Managers in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services acquired Pegasus

  • Chisholm Oil and Gas in its strategic combination with Gastar Exploration to create a leading STACK E&P company

  • Highstar Capital in the formation of, and equity commitment to, NorthStar Midstream, a joint venture with NorthStar Transloading focused on energy transportation infrastructure in the Bakken Shale

  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of interests in Eureka Hunter Holdings, owner of a natural gas gathering system in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins in the Appalachian region of the United States

  • The Rohatyn Group in the $880 million sale of its minority stake in Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. ESP to majority shareholder Empresa de Energia de Bogota S. AS. ESP

  • TPG Specialty Lending in its investment in Mississippi Resources, an independent exploration and production company focused on conventional oil development in Mississippi and Alabama

  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its $2.8 billion joint venture with El Paso Corporation to construct, own, and operate the Ruby Pipeline, a 675-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon

  • EQT Infrastructure in the acquisition of a 70% stake in Peregrine Midstream Partners, a natural gas storage company


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1980
  • Latin Lawyer 250, 2016−2018, and 2020
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers, 2016
  • Law360, MVP List for Energy, 2013
  • Chambers Global, Oil and Gas–Transactional (USA), 2011–2013; Energy: Electricity–Transactional (USA), 2011–2015
  • Chambers USA, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Nationwide), 2010–2022; Electricity (Transactional) (Nationwide), 2010–2014, 2019; Corporate/M&A (New York), 2013, 2014, and 2019
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy: Transactions, 2014 and 2020; M&A: Large Deals–$1–5 billion, 2014; Energy: Transactions – Oil & Gas, 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal 100 (Law Business Research Ltd.), Energy, 2014, 2017 and 2020; Energy: Oil & Gas, 2022
  • The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010–2013
  • IFLR1000, 2020–2022
  • Texas (currently inactive)
  • District of Columbia
  • New York