4th National Young Energy Professionals' Law Conference

Conference | March.25.2020 - March.27.2020

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Orrick is proud to once again participate in the National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference, hosted by the Center for American and International Law. Energy & Infrastructure partners Brad Gathright and Jonathan Ayre will be participating in the fourth annual conference.

On Thursday, March 26, Brad will be participating in a panel titled, “What’s the Deal with Carbon Capture and Storage?” with Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Senior Counsel Sherry Scott. During that session, Brad and Sherry will provide an overview of carbon capture and storage, regulatory provisions, key legal considerations, and overcoming legal uncertainties. Jonathan Ayre is serving as a co-chair of the 2020 event.

For more information, the event program and to register, please click Register below.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Corporate

Bradford Gathright Partner Energy & Infrastructure, M&A and Private Equity

Houston

Brad focuses on project development and finance matters and corporate transactions in the energy industry, primarily in the conventional and renewable power and midstream oil and gas sectors.

He represents investors and developers in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and other commercial transactions involving the development, construction, financing, acquisition, sale and investment in power generation, exploration, production, storage, transportation, distribution, marketing and other energy-related projects and businesses.

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Practice:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Restructuring
  • Structured Finance

Jonathan Ayre Partner Oil & Gas, Energy

Houston

Jonathan Ayre represents oil and gas and chemical industry companies and their investors in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project development, financing and restructuring transactions. His practice includes the formation of private equity-backed entities investing in the oil and gas and chemicals industries.

Jonathan’s recent experience includes representing the noteholders in two securitizations of oil and gas wellbore assets of Raisa Energy, an Encap portfolio company, and Diversified Gas & Oil, an AIM listed public company. The transactions were named by Texas Lawbook as Top 10 Most Important Deals in Texas for 2019. He also represented Wells Fargo as administrative agent in connection with bankruptcy proceedings Legacy's prepetition $575 million first-lien RBL facility, $350 million DIP financing and $500 million committed exit facility, which ended in a full cash repayment for Wells Fargo and all lenders under the prepetition first-lien RBL and DIP facilities.

Jonathan serves as a member of Orrick's Finance and Audit Committee and its Professional Development Committee, and as the firm's Recruiting Liaison to The University of Texas School of Law.