Jessica E Sewell

Managing Associate


Jessica is a managing associate in Orrick's Houston office and a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Group.

She focuses her practice on project finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters for clients in the energy industry. 

Jessica earned her JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and dual BA degrees in International Studies and Chinese from the University of Mississippi. While in law school, Jessica served as Managing Editor of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law.

  • Project Finance

    Represented a private equity-backed independent power producer in the acquisition financing of certain natural gas-fired power plants in the Midwest, comprising a private placement of senior secured notes and entry into ancillary credit facilities.

    Represented a clean energy operator in a private placement to refinance a portfolio of solar assets in the Western United States.

    Represented the owner of deep-water access marine liquids terminals as the borrower of a senior secured term loan facility and a revolving capital expenditures facility. 

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Represented a global renewables operator in its purchase of a portfolio of solar and battery storage projects from a U.S.-based independent power development and marketing company. 

    Represented a U.S.-based clean energy developer and operator in the sale of a Texas wind generation facility to a Canadian power producer.

    Represented a private equity-backed Texas oil and gas company in an acquisition and acreage exchange for an operated interest in the Permian Basin. 


    Advised issuers and underwriters in a variety of public and private offerings of global high-yield and investment-grade debt and equity securities.

    Successfully represented a Honduran unaccompanied minor in her affirmative application for asylum in the United States.