Louis "Louie" Layrisson

Department Chair - Litigation (Houston) and Practice Group Chair - Energy Litigation (Firmwide) Partner

Louie Layrisson


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"He has a great strategic mind."

Chambers USA 2022

Louie Layrisson is firmwide Co-Chair of the Energy Litigation Practice and Chair of the Houston Litigation Department at Baker Botts. His broad trial practice includes complex commercial disputes in the oil and gas, power and renewables, manufacturing, and technology sectors. Louie also advises clients on risk mitigation for energy transition projects.

Louie is ranked nationally in oil and gas litigation by Chambers USA, 2020-2023 (Band 2), where he has been described as an "absolutely fantastic" advocate. Lawdragon shortlisted Louie in its Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Energy Lawyers rankings (2023-2024) and Thomson Reuters has recognized Louie as a "Texas Super Lawyer" (2020-2024).

In the energy industry, Louie works closely with investors, developers, manufacturers, operators, service companies, transporters, marketers, and refiners across the U.S. on operations advice and disputes across all energy sectors. Louie has handled disputes related to the energy supply chain and force majeure, leases and power agreements, joint ventures and partnerships, title, royalty obligations, surface disputes, environmental issues, transportation agreements, indemnity, and insurance recovery.

"He's a very good leader and manager of cases. He produces insightful strategies for trials."

Chambers USA 2023

"He is responsive, very sharp, has fantastic instincts and really digs into the details."

Chambers USA 2022

Louie serves as the Hiring Partner for the firm's Houston headquarters. Louie is also active in the Houston community, serving as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association's Litigation Section, and on the Board of Directors for non-profit organizations including the Memorial Park Conservancy, Wesley Community Center and the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation.

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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