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Briana Hopes

Briana Hopes

Briana Hopes is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Houston office.

Her practice focuses on a broad variety of energy-related transactions, including crude oil, natural gas and renewable energy. She handles energy finance matters, as well as the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties.

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Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • "Rights for Robots? U.S. Courts and Patent Offices Must Consider Recognizing Artificial Intelligence Systems as Patent Inventors," author, 23 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 119 (2021).
  • "You Can Always Spot a Fake: The Eleventh Circuit Holds Mall Landlords Contributorily Liable for Having Constructive Knowledge of Their Tenants Selling Counterfeit Products," author, 22 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 235 (2020), reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review (Thomson Reuters), 2021 edition.


J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2021

B.A., Louisiana State University, 2014



Press Release
Haynes Boone Represents Earthstone Energy in Titus Acquisition
June 28, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP is serving as counsel to Earthstone Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of The New Mexico assets of Titus Oil & Gas Production, LLC and Titus Oil & Gas Production II, LLC and their affiliates (Titus) in a cash-and-stock transaction worth approximately $627 million, along with the associated committed financing of $400 million of incremental commitments to increase Earthstone’s el [...]