James R. Leahy

James R. Leahy

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James R. Leahy is Chair of the firm's Energy Litigation Practice. Leahy has deep experience in oil and gas litigation, including upstream and midstream matters, from production and drilling disputes to pipeline and regulatory issues. He also practices general civil litigation, including commercial and business disputes, lender liability, white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, fraud, securities litigation, deceptive trade practices and actions, and insurance matters in the oil and gas industry.

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Charles Cusack v. Total Oil Marine. Represented a British subsidiary of a French conglomerate in a case filed by a geologist who sued our client for more than $40 million in damages, claiming an interest in a petroleum production license in the North Sea.°
  • Wilton P. Holcomb, et al. v. Marathon Oil, et al. Represented a group of royalty owners in claims against Marathon Oil, et al. for breach of implied duty to market, implied duty to develop and unpaid royalty claims.°
  • William Michael Toon, et al. v. Exxon, et al. Represented a group of royalty owners in claims against Exxon, et al. for breach of implied duty to market, implied duty to develop and unpaid royalty claims.°
  • Frio Exploration v. Transco. Represented Frio Exploration against Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation in a dispute over a gas purchase contract.°
  • Nicor Petroleum v. Texoma Operating Company. Represented Nicor Petroleum, a subsidiary of Ni-Gas, Inc., in a dispute over costs related to the operation of certain offshore wells.°
  • Enron v. Read & Stevens. Represented a New Mexico oil and gas operator in a dispute with Enron over the terms of a gas contract.°
  • Comegys v. Glassell. Represented non-operating interest owners in a suit on the theory of imprudent management and self-dealing by the operators of oil wells in east Texas.°
  • Chase Mann Petroleum, Inc. v. El Paso Hydrocarbons Co. Represented Chase Mann Petroleum in a gas contract dispute for improper payment and underpayment of royalties.°
  • JSC Neftegas-IMPEX v. Citibank, N.A. Represented defendant in a dispute seeking $150 million in damages as a result of failed financial transactions related to the purchase of several transportable refineries by a Russian company.°
  • Brightwell v. Texaco. Represented a group of royalty owners in their claims against Texaco, Marathon, and Amerada Hess for breach of implied duty to market, implied duty to develop, and unpaid royalty claims.°
  • Total Minatome Corporation v. Columbia Gas Pipeline. Represented Total Minatome Corporation in a take-or-pay and pricing dispute involving production in offshore Texas/Louisiana.°
  • Vasquillas Ranch Company, Ltd., et al. v. Texaco Exploration and Production, Inc., et al. Represented a group of royalty owners in their claims against Texaco Exploration and Production, Inc., et al. for breach of implied duty to market, implied duty to develop and unpaid royalty claims.°
  • Ima Maddox, et al. v. ARCO, et al. Represented a group of royalty owners in their claims against Atlantic Richfield, et al. for breach of implied duty to market, implied duty to develop and unpaid royalty claims.°
  • Acosta v. Shell. Represented defendant in an environmental case alleging personal injury and property damages as a result of hydrocarbon contamination adjacent to a residential sub-division.°
  • Harrison v. IES Inc. Represented defendant in a commercial dispute seeking $60 million in contract damages.°
  • American National Petroleum Company v. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation. Represented American National Petroleum Company in a claim against Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation over take-or-pay and pricing disputes in an interstate gas sales contract.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Leahy prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Prosecutor and Military Judge, U.S. Marine Corps

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, General Commercial Litigation, 2005-2019
  • Listed, Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Energy Law, 2015-2018
  • Recipient, Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards, "Lifetime Achievement Award," 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2015-2019
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
    • Personal Injury Litigation, 2003-2020
    • Energy Law, 2014-2020
  • Listed, Texas Monthly magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2015
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Houston," 2014
  • Listed, H Texas magazine, "Best Lawyers in Houston," 2004-2005
  • Listed, Inside Houston, "Best Lawyers in Houston," 2002
  • Listed, Texas Lawyer, "Top Five Attorneys," Discipline of Energy Law, 2002
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 1986-1987

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, The University of Texas School of Law, 1971
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1968
弁護士資格
  • Texas
言語