News Release

Highly Accomplished Energy Capital Markets and Corporate
Lawyer Jon Daly Joins Locke Lord’s Houston Office as Partner

November 27, 2023

(HOUSTON) November 27, 2023 – Locke Lord is pleased to announce that Jon Daly has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Practice Group. Daly brings a broad range of experience in corporate and financing transactions, particularly energy capital markets, that will further diversify the Firm’s existing capabilities in Texas. He joins Locke Lord from Sidley Austin LLP.

Daly focuses his practice on corporate and securities law matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of issuers and investment banks in all forms of capital-raising transactions, including initial public offerings and public and private equity and debt offerings. He also advises companies, management teams and private equity funds in connection with private equity investments and M&A transactions. In addition, Daly advises public companies on SEC reporting, corporate governance and compliance with the federal securities laws. He also advises boards of directors, conflicts committees and financial advisers in M&A transactions. He has particular experience with master limited partnerships and clients in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, oilfield service and power generation companies, and with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including IPOs, anchor investments and de-SPAC transactions.

“Jon’s stellar reputation across Texas paired with his breadth of experience advising issuers and investment banks in capital-raising transactions and public and private equity-backed companies in M&A deals across the energy sector will be integral to Locke Lord’s nationally recognized corporate team,” said Joe Perillo, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate and Transactional Department and a Partner in the Firm’s Houston office. “He’s an entrepreneurial lawyer with an impressive track record having advised on multiple high-stakes and high-value transactions, and we are thrilled to welcome someone of his caliber to the Firm.”

A thought leader in his field, Daly has been acknowledged in numerous industry publications, including the U.S. Legal 500, BTI Consulting Group’s M&A Client All-Star List, Houstonia Magazine and Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers®.

“Jon is a very well-known lawyer in the market and will be an excellent fit in our Houston office,” said Locke Lord Houston Office Managing Partner Laura Edrington. “He will work closely and collaboratively with the Firm’s well-regarded tax and regulatory lawyers, and his robust knowledge of deal structures will be a strong component of the comprehensive solutions we offer clients as we continue to help them navigate current and future energy projects.”

“Locke Lord has one of the premier energy transactional practices in the United States and provides an ideal platform for my practice,” Daly said. “I am excited to capitalize on the Firm’s established presence in Texas and deep experience in the energy industry as well as its unique commitment to a highly collaborative approach to serving clients.”

Locke Lord’s transactional lawyers have represented U.S. and multinational publicly traded entities and private concerns in nearly every industry for over a century. The Firm’s knowledge and experience provides guidance well beyond the mechanics of the law, allowing for it to counsel clients on broader business implications and strategies. Locke Lord’s reputation for responsiveness and business judgment is unsurpassed. The Firm builds strong relationships to support its clients’ general counsel and frequently serves as leading outside general counsel for middle market clients and emerging companies.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.