Press Release

Michelle Scheffler Named Among 2020 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas

November 15, 2019

The National Diversity Council (NDC) has named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Michelle Scheffler among the nation’s Top 50 Women in Oil & Gas for 2020 in recognition of her extraordinary leadership, continued accomplishments and high integrity.

Scheffler will be recognized at the 16th-annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference & Career Expo April 21, 2020, in Houston.

The NDC said that the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas met the following criteria:

  • Top leader in her organization and profession
  • Directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organization
  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise
  • Effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of female professionals in the industry
  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship

Established in 2008, the NDC is a non-profit organization that serves as a resource and advocate for diversity and inclusion.

About Michelle Scheffler

Scheffler is an accomplished litigator who counsels clients in complex commercial litigation matters and also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group. While her practice focuses primarily on clients in the oil and gas industry, she also handles trial and appellate matters in a variety of fields involving contract disputes, property rights and business torts. She regularly represents clients in multimillion-dollar lawsuits in both state and federal courts across the country.

In her oil and gas practice, Scheffler represents major integrated oil and gas companies, privately-owned independents, and equity investors in a range of matters, including cases arising under operating agreements, lease termination disputes, royalty litigation, and complex title disputes. Scheffler also provides pre-litigation counsel to her oil and gas clients and advises on litigation risk for oil and gas transactions.

Scheffler was profiled as one of the leading Energy Litigation lawyers in the United States by U.S. Legal 500, Legalease (2016), and has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Hot Under 40” List, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2017-2019), and Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters (2016).