Randy Browne


Education and Clerkships

B.A., University of Denver, 1976


Randy Browne heads the land and title due diligence team of professional landmen for the Energy Practice Group in the Houston office of the international law firm of Haynes and Boone. He is a Certified Professional Landman and has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, primarily in the land transaction area of upstream and midstream assets. He also specializes in designing and executing due diligence programs for acquisition, divestiture, financing and public offering transactions for the firm's oil and gas clients.

Randy is a past president of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen and has served in various positions with the American Association of Professional Landmen, including the education committee chair and on its board of directors as a member of the executive committee. Randy has been recognized for his service to the industry by HAPL as Landman of the Year in 2008.

Randy was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Denver in 1976. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone in 1999, he worked in-house as a landman for various independent energy companies and has held similar positions with other oil and gas law firms.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the 2015 Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recognized as one of the Top 15 Landmen in Texas by TIPRO and Texas Monthly, Emmis Publishing, L.P., 2013 
  • Selected for inclusion in Houston Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy, American City Business Journals, 2012
  • Honored as the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) Landman of the Year, 2008


Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Represents Contango in Acquisition of White Star Assets for $132 Million

Haynes and Boone Partner Eli Columbus is leading a team of lawyers and professionals representing Contango Oil & Gas Company, which has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of White Star Petroleum LLC and certain affiliates as a part of the White Star Chapter 11 bankruptcy 363 sales process.

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