Meghan McElvy is skilled in representing clients in a broad range of matters with a primary focus on energy litigation and regulatory proceedings, including before international arbitral tribunals. She also handles construction and lien disputes and defends high exposure personal injury matters.
Ms. McElvy advises energy clients on most aspects of legal and operational issues arising from the development of shale plays and horizontal drilling throughout Texas, including disputes about oil and gas leases, joint operating and joint development agreements, participation agreements, royalty obligations, surface use, mineral title, service contractors, commingling and allocation wells. Her energy practice also extends internationally, where she has represented and counseled clients on matters subject to ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. She also counsels clients about offshore decommissioning obligations for Gulf of Mexico E&P facilities. Ms. McElvy also routinely represents clients in contested regulatory proceedings before the Texas Public Utility Commission and Texas Railroad Commission concerning rates, permits, and licensing or abandonment of energy infrastructure. Her clients include Shell Oil Company, Chevron, EOG Resources, Murphy Oil Corporation, Marathon Oil Company, CenterPoint Energy, and others.
In addition to energy litigation, Ms. McElvy represents commercial and industrial clients concerning construction and manufacturing defects, warranties and material and mechanic's liens.
Following graduation from law school, Ms. McElvy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew S. Hanen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to law school, she worked for two years in a large, multi-terminal tank farm for Motiva Enterprises, LLC (a joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining) in Port Everglades, Florida.