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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Oil & Gas/Natural Resources


Chris LaFollette is the partner in charge of the Akin Gump’s Houston office and co-chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas/Natural Resources practice. She is a transactional energy lawyer who provides a range of advice to issuers, investors and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. She also counsels master limited partnerships (MLPs) and provides advice regarding federal and state securities laws. In addition, Chris represents clients in public and private mergers and acquisitions and assists public companies, boards of directors and special committees with corporate governance issues. She understands and respects the energy industry and, alongside her clients, has weathered more than three decades of volatile markets and shifting regulatory demands. In 2018, among other high-profile transactions, she advised Cimarex Energy Corporation in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Resolute Energy Corporation.

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Sustaining Fellow, Houston Bar Association and Texas Bar Foundation; Member of Advisory Council Tahirih Justice Center; Director of World Affairs Council Houston and National Association of Corporate Directors Texas Tricities Chapter; former Chair of Corporate Counsel Section; former Director of Houston Bar Foundation.


B.S. (highest honors), University of Texas; J.D. (honors), Loyola University.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP remains best known for its work in the energy sector with strong capital markets specialists in Houston and Dallas, though with the further growth of the New York office it is developing its spread of engagements across a number of industries, most notably through New York partner Rosa A. Testani. The capital markets group has a particularly strong record in high-yield debt and in transactions linked to refinancings, liability management and corporate restructuring exercises. Houston partner John Goodgame is co-head of the securities practice and an experienced figure in energy sector capital markets offerings, including those by master limited partnerships (MLPs). Dallas partners Garrett DeVries and Seth Molay are also key names, along with Christine B LaFollette in Houston.