Houston-based law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP has named Gail Watkins partner. He was an attorney with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, former General Counsel of the Texas Railroad Commission and former FERC lawyer

Fulbright executive committee chair Steven Pfeiffer says, “Gail brings more than 20 years of transactional and regulatory experience with a focus in recent years on energy and infrastructure project work. Gail’s successful track record as a strategic advisor within the industry makes her a perfect fit for our energy and infrastructure projects practices.”

Fulbright global energy practice head Michael Irvin says, “Gail brings vast energy and natural resources experience to our strong team. Her experience complements the work we do each day for clients in the energy, mining and infrastructure industries.”

Watkins has experience counseling clients on a variety of matters, including project and natural resource developments and related transactions; mine development and closure; acquisitions and divestitures; natural resource rights; transportation issues for coal and minerals; bid processes for private investment in mid-stream gas facilities and electric utility mergers.

Watkins says, “Fulbright offered an excellent fit given its global recognition as a strong energy and infrastructure firm known for excelling at serving clients worldwide. Fulbright is a collaborative, collegial firm where clients come first. Fulbright’s expansive global platform anchors clients operating in a fast-paced, uncertain world.”

Fulbright & Jaworski is a full-service international law firm that represents clients in various industries, including oil and gas.