Louis E. Layrisson, III

Senior Associate

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1421 F: +1.713.229.7721

Energy Litigation

  • Oil & gas producers – advice regarding U.S. shale operations, including disputes related to oil and gas leases, title, surface owners, joint operating and development agreements, midstream agreements, personal injury, indemnity, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Energy Investors – representation in restructuring-related disputes, including oil and gas foreclosure litigation and bankruptcy trustee claims
  • Oilfield services suppliers – representation in litigation arising from oil and gas well incidents and contract disputes
  • Fortune 100 refining corporation – Defense of toxic tort suit relating to benzene exposure claims, including 2016 decision excluding plaintiff's experts and dismissing case, unanimously affirmed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Exploration and production corporation – coordinated internal investigation and defense of energy litigation matters in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wyoming and North Dakota as full-time, embedded secondee
  • Independent deepwater exploration company – provided in-house legal counsel related to operations, regulatory compliance, and commercial agreements for deepwater exploration company
  • Major integrated oil and gas corporation – assisted in multistate defense of federal class action alleging product liability claims, trial team obtained denial of class certification
  • Major refining companies – advice regarding various disputes relating to personal injury, products liability, and indemnity claims arising out of downstream operations in Texas and Louisiana
  • Frac sand manufacturer – defense of conspiracy, trespass, and fraud claims arising out of frac sand supply
  • Energy consulting firm – advice regarding contract disputes and corporate governance matters

Other Representations

  • Manufacturing companies – representation in litigation involving product liability claims, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, control of business, tortious interference and anti-trust claims
  • Fortune 500 retailer – defense of claims through federal jury trial in suit alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition
  • Commodities traders – defense of breach of contract, fiduciary duty, conspiracy, and fraud claims in domestic arbitration
  • International refining company – advice regarding anti-corruption compliance and disputes
  • Professional sports organization – assisted in products liability action against arena sign manufacturer; case tried in Texas state court to multi-million dollar verdict
  • Fortune 500 power generation company – arbitration of management-labor disputes in connection with power generation plants throughout Texas, including favorable arbitration awards as first-chair counsel
  • Maritime class certification society – internal investigation of corporate separateness and corporate governance issues
  • Regional insurance company – defense against first-party and third-party personal injury and property damage claims
  • Pro Bono Veteran Client – received full reversal of administrative benefits denial by Veterans’ Affairs, relief retroactive to 2005 for Iraq War veteran