Seasoned Energy Litigator Joins Haynes and Boone

08/14/2018

David Ammons, a commercial litigator board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a litigation partner in the Houston office.

Ammons, who currently serves as chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Energy Law section, focuses his practice on representing onshore and offshore oil and gas producers, gas marketing companies, pipeline companies, and petrochemical and refining companies in complex state and federal suits, including lease, joint interest and royalty disputes, and class actions.

“We are excited to have a lawyer of David’s stature and reputation join the firm,” said Managing Partner Tim Powers. “Energy is one of the pillars of the firm, and David will help us deepen our already formidable capacity to represent oil and gas clients in a variety of upstream and midstream disputes.”

In the past 12 months, energy litigators Craig Stahl, Jeffrey Kuehnle, and Michelle Scheffler and corporate lawyer Bill McDonald, who has significant experience representing companies in the energy and oilfield services industries, have joined Haynes and Boone as partners in Houston and The Woodlands.

“I was drawn to Haynes and Boone by its deep bench in energy litigation and its commitment to further growing that bench,” Ammons said. “Additionally, the firm has stellar energy transactional, intellectual property, and restructuring practices, along with well-established offices in London, Denver and Mexico City. This allows Haynes and Boone to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to handling energy clients’ issues both domestically and abroad.”

In addition to his energy litigation practice, Ammons has handled a variety of other complex commercial disputes, including director and officer disputes, fiduciary litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation, and financial litigation.

Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.

Haynes and Boone’s Energy Litigation Practice Group has successfully assisted clients in the oil and gas business with disputes involving joint operations, royalties, transportation, processing, preferential rights to purchase, areas of mutual interest, asset purchases and sales, accounting procedures, farm-outs, drilling services, easements, seismic licenses, and business torts.

Legal news website Above the Law ranked Haynes and Boone among the top 10 U.S. energy law firms, based on a survey of in-house counsel in the energy industry in 2018. In 2017, legal research firm BTI Consulting Group designated Haynes and Boone as a “Leading Recommended” firm for the energy industry, ranking among the top 3 percent of all law firms in the field.

Several news outlets reported the firm's new hire, including the following:

Bloomberg Big Law Business

Texas Lawbook (Subscription required)

The Deal