Law Firm of the Year, West Coast 2013

Awarded to: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“Long term commitment and dedication to the oil and gas industry. Impressive staff and history of service.”

“Advisor to a wide spectrum of oil and gas entities. General counsel to CIPA which includes over 500 oil and gas companies.”

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP – Corporate Overview

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is a powerhouse in the area of energy law, particularly with regard to the oil and gas industry, where Manatt attorneys have been leaders for more than three decades. The Firm is a trusted, sought-after advisor to a wide spectrum of oil and gas entities (upstream, midstream and downstream), and on a variety of topics (hydraulic fracturing constraints, mergers and acquisitions, crisis management, regulatory development, and dispute resolution).

In addition, Manatt is general counsel to the California Independent Petroleum Association, which includes more than 500 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies that comprise 70 percent of California’s total oil production and 90 percent of the state’s natural gas production.

Manatt’s team of accomplished energy lawyers, led by Craig A. Moyer and David L. Huard, helps clients navigate complex and diverse challenges. We combine practical, real-world solutions with forward-thinking, proactive counsel to help our clients successfully understand and respond to developments in the energy industry and achieve their business objectives.

A thought leader in the industry, Manatt regularly convenes an invitation-only “Energy Forum,” with roundtable discussions among current and former senior officials from the state and national energy arenas, as well as prominent industry executives. Past keynote speakers have included U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy and California Governor Jerry Brown.