David Patrick Elder > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Oil & Gas/Natural Resources


David Elder focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance and general corporate securities matters. He represents major corporate clients across a broad array of sectors, as well as issuers, underwriters and investment banking firms in public and private offerings. Along with various other mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions, Mr. Elder has represented a major international oil and gas company in a $2.5 billion tender offer and merger proposal, and counseled a major energy company in its negotiation of the largest naming rights transaction of its kind. Mr. Elder has been a member of the firm’s management committee, audit and finance committee, and partnership admissions committee.

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advises public and private energy companies, project sponsors, banks and investors on construction and development mandates, operational matters and finance transactions. Standout highlights included Dallas-based Seth Molay and New York-based Jeffrey Kochian acting for Diamondback Energy in its announced $9.2bn acquisition of Energen Corporation. The practice is jointly headed by Rick Burdick  in the Washington DC office, and John Goodgame and Christine LaFollette in Houston. Other key lawyers include Michael Byrd, who specializes in upstream M&A, and David Elder, who focuses on securities offerings and corporate governance. Steven Otillar left for White & Case LLP, but David Sweeney and Robert Shearer joined the team from K&L Gates and Baker & Hostetler LLP, respectively.