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    Law360: Locke Lord Bolsters Energy, Energy Corporate Practices With Addition of Partner Jason Schumacher

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    July 29, 2014 -- In a Law360 interview focused on his joining Locke Lord’s Energy and Corporate Energy Practices this month, Firm Partner Jason Schumacher said he plans to continue building his extensive practice that concentrates on assisting clients in major acquisitions and divestitures, joint development projects, operational affairs, project development for energy facilities and financing arrangements for energy companies.

    Schumacher, who will split time between Locke Lord’s Houston and Dallas offices, told Law360 reporter Jess Davis that he works mainly on deals in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin, as well as with Texas businesses, making Locke Lord “a particularly good fit” for his practice.

    “The reason Locke Lord is so attractive to me is I love the base of attorneys they have in Texas,” Schumacher told Law360. “For the first time in my career I will be surrounded by full-scale opportunities out of Texas offices. I still get to enjoy being at an international law firm, and I have at my disposal great capabilities out of Texas.”

    Schumacher was one of the partners who helped Dentons – his previous firm -- open a Houston office.

    Other highlights from the Law360 interview include:

    • Schumacher said the Locke Lord oil and gas litigation team has “one of the deepest benches in Texas.” With energy deals flying fast and furious…there’s often a corresponding bounce in litigation, and Schumacher said he has “already begun to enjoy the benefits of having such a strong group of litigators at the firm.”
    • Schumacher said he sees his practice growing “by virtue of the fact that there’s going to be lot and lots and lots of exchanges of oil and gas assets over the next 10 years. People see good investment opportunities, and I anticipate these assets flipping a lot.”

    Law360’s complete interview with Schumacher is available here (subscription required).

    News Release: Locke Lord’s Energy Practice in Dallas Grows/Strengthens with the Addition of Jason Schumacher as Partner

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