After applying, D.J. was selected by a committee to participate in the fourth-annual program. The IEL Leadership class will begin with a retreat in Austin on Oct. 20, and then participants will attend regular online sessions through December 2022.
Based in Houston, D.J. focuses on litigating disputes within the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. He has handled matters across the nation for energy clients and is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases to juries and the bench, arbitrated to final award, and managed appeals in state and federal courts. He also regularly advises clients outside of litigation on issues arising under oil and gas leases and other industry agreements.
D.J. has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for four consecutive years (2018-2021). He is currently a Fellow with the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.
Several other Haynes and Boone lawyers are also involved with IEL. Michelle Scheffler is on the executive committee, and Michael M. Boone, Barry F. McNeil, and Timothy E. Powers are research Fellows. Additionally, Haynes and Boone is a sustaining member of the institute.
Founded in 1959, the Institute for Energy Law is one of the divisions of The Center for American and International Law. The IEL is a membership organization and counts many of the leading energy companies and attorneys among its international membership. It presents several educational conferences and seminars each year, publishes papers and periodicals, and provides an important forum for discussing contemporary issues affecting the energy industries.
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City, and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services across a wide array of industries. With more than 575 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 also was recognized across the board for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.