Haynes and Boone, LLP has one of the Top 12 oil and gas litigation practices in the country, according to the Chambers USA 2021 directory (Chambers and Partners), which also ranked Partners Craig Stahl and Michelle Scheffler among the nation’s best energy litigators.
Chambers USA ranked Haynes and Boone Band 2 nationwide in oil and gas litigation, saying the firm is “recognized for representing large energy companies in high-stakes litigation” and for “deftly [handling] royalty class actions, breach of contract disputes and other contentious issues arising in the exploration and production sector.” A client of the firm was quoted as saying: "They have deep expertise in oil and gas and make a client's life easier by understanding the business impacts of litigation."
Chambers ranked Stahl Band 1 and Scheffler as an “up and comer” nationwide in oil and gas litigation; they were among only 22 lawyers whom Chambers recognized as nationwide leaders in oil and gas litigation.
Chambers praised Stahl as “an experienced trial lawyer capable of assisting clients with the full spectrum of upstream oil and gas disputes,” and shared feedback from market sources:
"He’s one of the best oil and gas litigators in Texas.” "He's knowledgeable, responsive and has really good judgment." "Craig is enormously effective."
Chambers recognized Scheffler, the co-chair of Haynes and Boone’s Oil and Gas Practice Group, for “defending major oil companies in royalty litigation, contract violation and cost disputes” and shared praise from a market source who described her as “knowledgeable and well organized.”
In June, Law360 named Scheffler a “rising star,” selecting her as one of the Top Five energy attorneys under 40 in the nation.
Haynes and Boone’s Oil and Gas Litigation Practice handles oil and gas disputes for clients that include the largest publicly traded corporations, independent producers, individuals, operators, non-operators, buyers and sellers of oil and gas properties, lenders and borrowers, and oilfield service companies of every kind.
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices across the U.S., along with London, Mexico City, and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.