Micah M.Doak

Staff Attorney

Houston + 1.832.239.3896

Micah Doak is dedicated to Jones Day's Laredo Project, which provides access to the rule of law, legal information, and legal representation to individuals seeking asylum or other related forms of protection. The Laredo Project was initiated to provide access to the rule of law for women in immigration detention in Laredo, Texas. The project currently focuses on assisting migrants, including families with children, who are subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and are appearing in temporary MPP courts in Laredo.

Micah assists in managing on-the-ground operations in Laredo, including the weekly teams of volunteers who help screen and provide legal information to migrants, as well as the lawyers undertaking proceedings in Laredo's MPP courts. Micah also supports, manages, and mentors the remote Jones Day teams of lawyers representing migrants in their immigration proceedings. She has also provided pro bono representation to a number of individuals seeking immigration relief and served as lead counsel in several asylum merits hearings, securing asylum for five clients.

Prior to joining the Laredo Project full-time, Micah was a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice. She also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston and helped lead Pathways to Law, a program in which Jones Day lawyers teach law-related courses in Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools. Before joining Jones Day, Micah taught high school humanities and special education in Boston through Teach For America.

Experience

  • Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for Houston students, kicks off the 2018-2019 school year at Pilgrim Academy and Oak Forest ElementaryJones Day Houston lawyers are partnering with lawyers from Chevron in the Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for students in Houston.
  • Salvadoran woman fleeing gang and domestic violence due to her participation in women's rights group obtains asylumJones Day recently obtained asylum for the client, H.U., and her two young daughters.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • One Equity Partners acquires Gibson Energy Inc.'s U.S. environmental services businessesJones Day represented One Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Gibson Energy, Inc.'s U.S. energy services businesses, including U.S. environmental services and its U.S. seismic assets.
  • Andeavor Logistics acquires Wamsutter Pipeline System from Plains All American Pipeline for $180 millionJones Day advised Andeavor Logistics LP in its acquisition of the Wamsutter Pipeline System from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a Houston, Texas-based pipeline operator, for $180 million.
  • Enable Midstream Partners acquires Align Midstream, LLC for $300 millionJones Day advised Enable Midstream Partners, LP, an owner, operator, and developer of strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets, in connection with its $300 million acquisition of Align Midstream, LLC from Tailwater Capital.
  • Andeavor acquires 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers EnergyJones Day represented Andeavor Corporation in the acquisition of 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers Energy.
  • Turnbridge Capital invests in Gradiant Energy ServicesJones Day advised Turnbridge Capital, LLC in connection with its investment in Gradiant Energy Services, a provider of integrated water management solutions to the energy industry.
  • Honduran clients granted asylumJones Day Houston associate Micah Doak recently prevailed after a four-hour evidentiary hearing and obtained an asylum grant on behalf of our clients, H.C., a Honduran woman who had suffered extreme domestic violence in Honduras, and A.C., her young daughter.
  • DTE acquires M3's Appalachia Midstream assets for $1.3 billionJones Day advised DTE Energy in its $1.3 billion acquisition of 100 percent of Appalachia Gathering System and 55 percent of Stonewall Gas Gathering, both midstream natural gas assets located in the Appalachia region, from M3 Midstream LLC and Vega Energy Partners.
  • Kel-Tech, Inc. sold to Clariant AGJones Day advised Kel-Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Arsenal Capital Partners that provides oilfield production chemicals, in connection with its sale to Clariant AG, a Swiss-based leader in specialty chemicals.
  • BNSF obtains unanimous defense verdict in whistleblower lawsuit brought under Federal Railroad Safety ActJones Day client BNSF Railway Company secured a unanimous defense verdict in a case involving claims brought under the whistleblower protections of the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
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