Jason Newman > Baker Botts L.L.P. > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Baker Botts L.L.P.
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

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Jason is a member of the Baker Botts Energy Litigation practice group and represents clients in multiple areas of the oil and gas sector.

Jason attended Hardin-Simmons University and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law. He has practiced energy litigation at Baker Botts for his entire career, and specializes in the many novel legal issues facing the oil and gas industry with the advent of horizontal drilling. Jason was recognized by the National Law Journal as an “Energy Trailblazer.”


Jason participates in the Oil and Gas Division of the State Bar of Texas and serves on the advisory board for the Institute of Energy Law.


Jason grew up ranching near Andrews, Texas and moved to Houston in 2002 for law school. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Hardin-Simmons University in 2015. He loves spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their three boys and playing the guitar.

Jason has published multiple articles on energy law, and regularly speaks on energy topics. His articles have been cited by Texas appellate courts.

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United States > Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas

The energy litigation team at Baker Botts L.L.P. has a strong track record in handling high-end oil and gas cases in the US, on behalf of clients across the industry, including multinationals, service companies, pipelines, refiners and major trade organizations. The practice encompasses the entire range of oil and gas mandates, including environmental incidents, energy transition and litigation arising from the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. Other key areas of expertise include price gouging, restructuring, business interruptions, force majeure and liability due to the oil price collapse. The team is led by William Kroger, who has considerable experience advising clients on a wide array of oil and gas, renewables and power disputes, while Louie Layrisson handles litigation across the US and before various arbitral institutions on behalf of investors, developers and manufacturers. Jason Newman acts for energy clients in disputes stemming from horizontal development in Texas and throughout the US. Tina Nguyen is an experienced trial lawyer who works with oil and gas and renewable clients on lease and power purchase agreements, royalty obligations, pricing disputes and nuisance claims. Senior associate Chauntelle Wood is skilled in royalty and pipeline disputes, while Benjamin Gonsoulin has experience in disputes involving industrial accidents, environmental contamination and toxic tort claims.