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Douglas E. McWilliams
Douglas E. McWilliams
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Douglas E. McWilliams

Douglas E. McWilliams
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Douglas E. McWilliams

Experience Highlights

  • DoublePoint Energy in its $6.4 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Parsley Energy in its $4.5 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition, Switchback II Corporation, Sentinel Energy Acquisition, Vantage Energy Acquisition and the underwriters of Silver Run Acquisition, each special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), in their initial public offerings

  • Switchback II Corporation, a SPAC, in its $2.3 billion business combination with Bird Rides, a leader in shared short range environmentally friendly electric transportation

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $2.4 billion business combination with ChargePoint, Inc., a leading electric vehicle charging network

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Underwriters to ProPetro Holding Corp. in its $402 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Ramaco Resources, Inc. in its $81 million initial public offering of common stock

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

  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $728 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Parsley Energy in its $4.5 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $2.4 billion business combination with ChargePoint, Inc., a leading electric vehicle charging network

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • Jagged Peak Energy in its $2.27 billion merger with Parsley Energy

  • Felix Energy in its $2.5 billion sale to WPX Energy

  • WildHorse Resource Development in its $4 billion sale to Chesapeake Energy

  • RSP Permian in its $9.5 billion sale to Concho Resources, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies, a deepwater oil and gas exploration and development business operating in the Gulf of Mexico and a portfolio company of First Reserve, in its $1.225 billion sale to Kosmos Energy

  • TPG in its $2.66 billion acquisition of assets from EnerVest in a SPAC business combination

  • Hiland Partners in the $3 billion sale of the company to Kinder Morgan

  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $400 million offering of senior notes 

  • Underwriters to Tapstone Energy Inc. in its $300 million offering of senior notes 

  • Covey Park Energy LLC in its $450 million offering of senior notes 

  • Parsley Energy, Inc. in its $450 million offering of senior notes 

  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $350 million offering of senior notes

  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $450 million offering of senior notes

  • Parlsey Energy, Inc. in its $650 million offering of senior notes 

  • Extraction Oil & Gas Holdings, LLC in its $550 million offering of senior notes 

  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $200 million offering of senior notes

  • Rice Energy, Inc. in its $400 million offering of senior notes

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1995
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., Finance with highest honors, 1992
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy Transactions, 2017; Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2012−2015 and 2018; Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2013, 2014, 2019; US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2015−2019 and 2021; “Up and Coming” in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2014; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States) (Nationwide), 2019−2021; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2021
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States), 2021
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004 and 2007–2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law (Houston), 2007–2015 and 2017–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate Law (Houston), 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004
  • H Texas Magazine, one of the “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” 2004
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Texas
  • “Energy IPOs Market Update and Readiness Considerations,” 2017 Oil & Gas Institute presented by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, July 17, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Preparing for an IPO: Market Update, Process and Timeline,” V&E’s Houston Office, November 9, 2016 (speaker)
  • “Thoughts for Officers and Directors of E&P Companies and MLPs in 2016,” V&E website, January 19, 2016 (co-author)