Louis E. Layrisson, III

Senior Associate

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Louie Layrisson counsels clients in a broad range of civil matters, and his trial practice includes energy, products liability and personal injury litigation, as well as commercial disputes and arbitrations.

In the energy industry, he works closely with clients on a variety of operational issues and legal disputes arising from oil and gas exploration and production in U.S. shale plays and international operations. Layrisson’s practice also includes internal investigations.

Before joining the firm, Layrisson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • “Offset Clauses In a World Without Drainage,” Presentation at the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Annual Symposium, Austin, February 14, 2014 (Jason Newman, co-presenter)
  • “Offset Clauses In a World Without Drainage,” with Jason Newman, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2013-2014
  • “Common Litigation Issues Arising Out of Shale Plays,” Baker Botts In-House Presentation, Houston, November 14, 2013, (Bill Kroger, Jason Newman, and Ben Sweet, co-presenters)
  • “Joint Defense Agreements: Balancing Risk and Reward,” with Mark R. Robeck, ABA Energy Litigation Newsletter, March 2011
  • “Kennedy v. Sheriff of East Baton Rouge: A Hollow Victory for Louisiana Defamation Plaintiffs?” Louisiana Law Review, Fall 2007