Emily E.Leitch


Houston + 1.832.239.3781

Emily Leitch has represented clients in multibillion dollar transactions. She counsels clients on day-to-day disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters. Emily regularly works with clients across various industries on equity offerings, debt offerings, and complex mergers and acquisitions transactions. She also counsels public companies on corporate governance issues and compliance with reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and stock exchange rules. In 2017, Emily was selected by Law360 as one of the top five lawyers in the nation under the age of 40 in the area of capital markets. Prior to her legal career, Emily was an investment banker.

Representative recent transactions include representing CITGO Petroleum Corporation in a $1.125 billion Rule 144A offering of senior secured notes; representing Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) in a $300 million public offering of senior notes; representing a private, venture-backed company in connection with its Series C financing; advising Marathon Petroleum Corp. in its acquisition of Andeavor for $23.3 billion; and advising MPLX in connection with its offers to exchange up to $3.25 billion of senior notes issued by Andeavor Logistics.

Emily is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the General Counsel Forum, Houston Board, Special Events Committee (co-chair); the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), TriCities Chapter, Advisory Board; the State Bar of Texas; and the Houston Bar Association.


  • CITGO completes $1.125 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a North American refiner of complex crudes and producer of high-value petrochemicals, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1.125 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company completes $300 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, in connection with a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Flat River Group receives investment by Guardian Capital PartnersJones Day advised Flat River Group, LLC, an eCommerce distributor, marketer, and service provider, in connection with the investment by Guardian Capital Partners.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • MPLX completes $3.25 billion of exchange offers and consent solicitations of ANDX NotesJones Day advised MPLX LP ("MPLX") in connection with its offers to exchange up to $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes issued by Andeavor Logistics LP ("ANDX") and Tesoro Logistics Finance Corp. ("Finance Corp.") for an equal aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes issued by MPLX.
  • PTTEP acquires additional shareholding in APICO LLCJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Holding Limited, acquiring an additional 39% stake in APICO LLC from Coastal Energy Company (Khorat) Limited.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Beneficient Company Group acquires shares in GWG Holdings, Inc.Jones Day advised The Beneficient Company Group, L.P. (BEN), a provider of liquidity products and services to the owners of alternative assets and illiquid investment funds, in its acquisition of shares in GWG Holdings, Inc. (GWG Holdings), a NASDAQ listed company that is a leading provider of liquidity to owners of life insurance in the secondary market, previously held by GWG Holdings’ founding stockholders, Jon R. Sabes and Steven F. Sabes.
  • Rivian receives $700 million investment led by AmazonJones Day advised Global Oryx Company Limited and Rivian Automotive Inc. in a $700 million investment led by Amazon.
  • Sempra Energy sells subsidiary to ArcLight Capital PartnersJones Day advised Sempra Energy in the sale of a Sempra subsidiary to ArcLight Capital Partners for $328 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • 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.
  • Strike Capital, LLC attempts business combination with Sentinel Energy Services Inc. to form publicly traded Strike Inc.Jones Day represented One Equity Partners (“OEP”) and Strike Capital, LLC (“Strike”) in the proposed sale of a majority interest in Strike to Sentinel Energy Services Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (“Sentinel”).
  • Marathon Petroleum acquires Andeavor in deal valued at $23.3 billionJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) to create a leading U.S. refining, marketing, and midstream company.
  • FTI Consulting completes $316.25 million Rule 144A offering of Unsecured Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, in connection with its issuance of $316.25 million aggregate principal amount of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A offering.
  • Southcross Energy Partners and certain assets of Southcross Holdings attempted to be acquired by American Midstream Partners for $815 millionJones Day advised a Special Committee of Southcross Holdings, LP in the attempted sale to American Midstream Partners, LP ("AMID") of certain assets of Southcross Holdings, LP and the attempted merger of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. into a wholly owned subsidiary of AMID in two separate transactions valued at approximately $815 million, including the repayment of net debt.
  • Titan Energy sells Appalachia assets for $84.2 millionJones Day advised Titan Energy, LLC, an affiliate of Atlas Energy Group, LLC, in the $84.2 million sale of a portion of its Appalachia assets to Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Capital Markets

    Represented Energy & Exploration Partners in a Rule 144A offering of convertible subordinated notes.

    Represented an oil and gas exploration and production MLP in its proposed initial public offering.

    Represented an oil and gas midstream MLP in its proposed initial public offering.

    Represented the parent company of Venoco in a Rule 144A offering of senior PIK toggle notes.

    Represented Chesapeake Energy Corporation in multiple public offerings of senior notes.

    Represented Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation in PIPE offerings of common stock.


    Represented Parsley Energy in an agreement to acquire undeveloped acreage and production in the Midland Basin from Double Eagle Energy Permian for approximately $2.8 billion in cash and equity.

    Represented Noble Energy in acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy for $2.7 billion in stock and cash.

    Represented Heyco Energy Group in the sale of its subsidiary, Harvey E. Yates Company, to Matador Resources in exchange for Matador stock.

    Represented Tall City Exploration in the sale of Permian acreage and production to American Energy — Permian Basin for $440 million.

    Represented a private investor in a management buyout of a publishing company in the global oil and gas industry.

    Represented Phillips 66 Partners in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Plains All American Pipeline involving a pipeline system.

    Private Equity

    Represented Three Rivers Natural Resource Holdings III in $500 million equity commitment from Riverstone Holdings.

    Represented Bluescape Resources Company in an investment in MorningStar Partners and with a Services and Investment Agreement with EXCO Resources.

    Represented Bluescape Energy Partners in the formation of a portfolio company focused on the acquisition of mineral and royalty interests.

    Represented Wells Fargo in the recapitalization of a privately held, oil field services company in partnership with an investment firm focused on private equity and the company's management team.

    Speaking Engagements

    • March 11, 2020
      Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit
    • October 24, 2019
      Society for Corporate Governance Essentials Express Conference - Public Company Regulation and Disclosure
    • March 21, 2019
      NIRI Houston - The Growing Influence of ESG and CSR on Proxy Seasons
    • January 9, 2019
      Society for Corporate Governance, Houston - Proxy Season Update
    • May 22-23, 2018
      Avoiding Legal Landmines and Media Headlines in the #MeToo Era
    • January 25, 2018
      State of the Oil Patch: Current State of the Market, Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
    • May 11, 2017
      What Keeps Boards Up at Night, The University of Texas School of Law Corporate Counsel Institute

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    January 11, 2017
    Ethical Dilemmas in Corporate Governance, Society for Corporate Governance

    September 8, 2016
    Pathway to General Counsel, General Counsel Forum, Houston Chapter

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