​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Houston office contributes to the firm’s standing as a legal powerhouse in the energy, corporate and litigation arenas, representing the world’s preeminent corporations.  Offering the resources and expertise of an international law firm, it simultaneously provides a local presence and real-time access to our firmwide network of exceptionally sophisticated, business-friendly lawyers.  The Houston office opened in early 2017 and strengthened our long-term Texas presence, begun in the early 1980s in Dallas.  With a rich diversity in practice groups and business experience, Gibson Dunn is committed to the Houston business community.

Learn more about the firm’s Oil & Gas Restructuring Support Team.


811 Main Street, Suite 3000, Houston, TX 77002-6117 USA

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Darden, Michael P.

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Gibson Dunn’s Houston team handles a variety of the most complex energy matters, litigation, and corporate transactions.  Whether a securities offering for a master limited partnership (MLP) involving complicated tax and governance issues, a high-stakes arbitration proceeding, a sophisticated joint venture or a cross-border infrastructure transaction, our Houston office has the ability to provide the highest level of client service.

Our lawyers practice in all sectors of the energy value chain, at all stages of development.  Their particular skills and market knowledge provide world-class capabilities in connection with M&A, oil and gas transactions, project development, finance, capital markets transactions, tax, MLPs, restructurings and private equity transactions.  Gibson Dunn is consistently globally ranked as one of the best firms in energy.  Through our Houston team, this expertise is available at the epicenter of the energy industry.

Our transactional lawyers are repeatedly recognized for their ability to function as trusted advisors to some of the most sophisticated companies in the world, on the most challenging of energy projects.  With extensive experience advising both public and private business entities in some of the most complex U.S. and cross-border matters, including oil and gas transactions, M&A, project development, capital markets, finance, debt restructuring, joint ventures, private equity, tax and general business law, our Houston team serves a diverse group of clients throughout the energy value chain and at all stages of development.

The Oil and Gas Restructuring and Support Team advises companies in financial distress or seeking options during challenging financial circumstances, their creditors and investors, and parties interested in acquiring assets from such companies.  We also guide hedge funds, private equity firms and financial institutions investing in distressed debt and/or equity through the restructuring and bankruptcy process. We provide these services in all subsectors of the industry, including Exploration and Production, Midstream, Downstream and Oilfield Services.

Handling a broad spectrum of disputes in a variety of jurisdictions, the Houston office and Gibson Dunn’s Dallas office combine to create one of the most sophisticated litigation and appellate practices in Texas.  We represent clients in some of today’s most high-profile and high-stakes matters, ranging from antitrust, intellectual property and class actions, to securities litigation, international arbitration, white-collar defense, and other “bet the business” litigation.  Boasting foremost lawyers in their fields, including a former Texas Solicitor General and other widely recognized trial counsel, our litigation and appellate team is routinely sought out by clients for its members’ comprehensive experience, practiced judgment and singular insights.

  • Recognized by Law360 as one of its Energy Practices of the Year for 2018, the Energy Group consists of more than 170 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide.
  • The Legal 500 – United States 2019 ranked Gibson Dunn in 54 practice areas with 18 top-tier rankings, including Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas.
  • Gibson Dunn is Top Ranked in Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Texas Corporate M&A, and Texas Capital Markets by Chambers USA.
  • Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group advises energy companies in financial distress, their creditors and investors, and parties interested in acquiring assets from companies in distress and the 2020 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, recognized Gibson Dunn in eight U.S. national categories, including Restructuring and Insolvency
  • In its 2020 guide, Who’s Who Legal recognized Gibson Dunn as a top firm and specific partners as thought leaders in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency.
  • The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn its 2020 Litigation Department of the Year, recognized as the “best of the best.” This unprecedented achievement was the firm’s fourth win in the last six years of the publication’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competitions, and the sixth time in a row the firm has been a finalist.
  • Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Law Firm of the Year, among its “Firms That Dominated in 2019.”  The firm also received eight Practice Group of the Year awards.
  • BTI Consulting Group consistently ranks Gibson Dunn as a top tier firm on its 2019 BTI Brand Elite 28, “the law firms with the biggest imprint on corporate counsel in the 9 key brand activities influencing hiring and selection.”