Fourteen Gibbs & Bruns Lawyers Named to 2024 Lawdragon Leading Energy Lawyers

Fourteen Gibbs & Bruns lawyers made their debut appearance in The 2024 Lawdragon Leading Energy Lawyers

  Mike Absmeier
  Sam Cruse
  Denise Drake
Robin Gibbs* (Lawdragon Hall of Fame)
  Mark Giugliano
  Jorge Gutierrez
  Anthony Kaim
  Ashley Kleber
  Ayesha Najam
  Kathy Patrick
  Barrett Reasoner
  Brian Ross
  Charles Rosson
  Brice Wilkinson


About the 2024 Lawdragon Leading Energy Lawyers Guide

We’re honored to introduce The 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers.

Energy may be the hottest practice area in the legal profession these days, rounding up lawyers expert in sustainable finance and oil company M&A, and handling energy disputes for everything from toxic torts to regulatory failings. Represented here are experts in everything from nuclear energy to pipeline regulation, renewables to mining.

And did we mention Texas? For too long, assessments of the breadth and excellence of American lawyering have not given the Lone Star state its due. But as the world’s most exclusive and profitable law firms have struck gold in Houston, Dallas and Austin, folks are singing a bit of a different tune. And rightly so. The Texas lawyers featured here advise oil and gas companies (and others) as their meat and potatoes.

It’s important to note the hundreds of fabulous lawyers – many featured in other Lawdragon guides – who regularly advise energy companies in litigation matters, but who are not featured here because of the breadth of their practice beyond that crucial mainstay. Those noted by an asterisk are members of our esteemed Hall of Fame

This is our third edition of the Energy 500, and its second as an independent guide. We launched it in 2021 as The Lawdragon 500 Environmental & Energy Lawyers.

It’s thrilling to watch the energy market for lawyers as it transforms from a regional practice anchored in Texas and Washington, D.C., to one extending globally as the definition and focus on energy transforms. Certainly, from a focus on climate change and renewables, but also from a core reality of how vast and populous the world has grown, full of billions of people dependent on transportation, electricity and water, to start with the basics.

The Energy 500 reflects the historic strength of a handful of firms in this area, as well as the incursions the global powerhouses have made establishing Energy as a mainstay of their practices.

Lawdragon is an advocate for inclusion and this guide is 32 percent women and 18 percent inclusive. We selected the members of the Energy 500 through our time-honed methodology of submissions and independent journalistic research, combined with vetting by industry experts.