Cynthia Mabry, partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Mabry hit the ground running when she started her career in oil and gas. In the last three years at Akin Gump, she has led or co-led financings and strategic transactions in the oil and gas industry valued well in excess of $20 billion.
“As my dear friend and colleague says, I didn’t start at Akin Gump, but I got here as soon as I could,” she said. “I was promoted to partner less than three years after joining the firm.”
In the first half of 2019, Mabry helped lead teams at Akin Gump that closed three transformative transactions including the $1.6 billion acquisition of Resolute Energy Corp. by the firm’s client Cimarex Energy Co., which was followed immediately thereafter by a related $500 million notes offering by Cimarex.
Other transactions during that time period included the $6 billion merger of CenterPoint Energy, an Akin Gump client, with Vectren Corp. plus the IPO of Rattler Midstream LP, another client of the firm.
“Our team helped navigate these clients through multiple [and simultaneous] work streams—from employment matters to tax structuring to debt finance—successfully achieving our clients’ goals and timing objectives,” she said. “I am very proud to have been part of the Akin Gump teams on these transactions.”
A U.S. federal appeals court on Nov. 9 issued a stay of key water crossing permits needed to complete construction of Equitrans Midstream Corp.'s 300-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in two states.
California and Washington were joined in the lawsuit over NEPA by 19 other Democratic-led states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the city of New York, Harris County, Texas, and the environmental oversight agencies of Connecticut and New York.
A spokeswoman at Equitrans Midstream, one of the companies building the natural gas pipeline, said the Mountain Valley team was aware of the revised state regulations and are sticking with their late-2021 target in-service date.