Press Release

Michelle Scheffler Featured in 2020 Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under List

July 31, 2020

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Michelle Scheffler has again been included on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. This is the fourth consecutive year she has been recognized in the list.

The publication recognizes notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the U.S. who handle major “high-stakes or precedent-setting” cases and have “established themselves in their respective fields.”

Attorneys named to the 2020 publication were chosen through several phases of research, including a review of their recent case work, assessments by attorneys at peer legal institutions, and client feedback on their performances.

To view the full rankings, click here.

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.

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 in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. 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.