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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

David’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and project development. His clients include publicly traded energy companies, private equity funds, portfolio companies, and financial services companies. He advises these clients in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, and disposition of oil and gas and other energy and infrastructure assets in the United States and internationally.

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), 2010–2020; Electricity (Transactional) (Nationwide), 2010–2014, 2019; Corporate/M&A (New York), 2013, 2014, 2019
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy: Transactions, 2014 and 2020; M&A: Large Deals–$1–5 billion, 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal 100 (Law Business Research Ltd.), Energy, 2014, 2017 and 2020
  • The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010–2013
  • IFLR1000, 2020
  • Texas (currently inactive)
  • District of Columbia
  • New York