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Latham & Watkins LLP
United States

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Justin T. Stolte is a partner in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and serves as Global Chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group. 


Mr. Stolte advises clients on strategic transactions across the energy sector, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity and venture capital investments
  • General corporate matters

Mr. Stolte has broad experience in several energy sectors, including oil and gas, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure. He previously worked in business development, commercial, and engineering roles at Chevron Corporation and Apache Corporation; and, before joining Latham, served as Co-Chair of the energy practice group at another leading global law firm.






Mr. Stolte is active in several professional organizations, including serving on:

  • The Executive Advisory Council of UT Austin’s McCombs Energy Initiative (MEI), including Co-Chairing the Midstream Committee
  • The Energy 2.0 Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership
  • The Advisory Board of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship


  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School
    cum laude
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines
    With High Honors

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Justin StolteLatham & Watkins LLP

Representing clients from along the oil and gas value-chain, Latham & Watkins LLP advises on exploration and production matters, midstream infrastructure and LNG, and refining and petrochemicals. The firm has a strong reputation in upstream and midstream matters, but is also active in carbon capture and assisting traditional oil and gas clients transition to renewables. Practice head Justin Stolte is  global co-chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Group. The group also includes John M. Greer, who handles securities offerings, M&A, and general corporate and securities matters for public and private oil-and-gas companies; M&A and corporate-finance transactional specialist Ryan Maierson; Stephen Szalkowski, who focuses on domestic energy transactions; and corporate and M&A specialist Lauren Anderson who advises both private equity and strategic industry-players throughout the energy and infrastructure sectors. This impressive bench was further strengthened in 2021 by the arrivals of Trina Chandler and James Garrett from Vinson & Elkins LLP; the pair boost the  firm’s conventional power and M&A expertise, respectively. All named individuals are based in Houston.