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Baker & Hostetler LLP

Program Year

Pathfinder: 2020

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental/Energy
  • Environmental/Energy > Energy Litigation
  • Environmental/Energy > Energy Regulatory

Leadership Positions

I focus my litigation practice in the energy and natural resources industry. I represent clients in oil and gas litigation and environmental disputes. I have an LL.M. in Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston Law Center. While earning my LL.M., I worked at the Texas Railroad Commission, as well as at the ComisiĆ³n Nacional de Hidrocarburos during the Mexico Energy Reform. I also have a wealth of experience working in courts. I have had opportunity to work with a Texas state civil court judge, a federal magistrate judge, two federal district court judges and a federal appellate circuit judge. Prior to joining BakerHostetler's Energy Team, I clerked for the Honorable Judge George C. Hanks, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Drawing on my knowledge of the energy industry and my well-honed skills developed during my clerkship, I am a dedicated advocate who confidently adapts to unique situations.

Law School

Texas Southern, Thurgood Marshall School of Law