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.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
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.
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.
What's in a Name? SEC Seeks Comment on Rules Regarding Investment Company Names, Continues Focus on ESG
Publications Prior to Jones Day
SEC Proposes New Rules Requiring Universal Proxy Cards, Corporate Secretary
Five Tips for Female Attorneys Entering Law Firm Life, Texas Lawyer
Proxy Access Shareholder Proposals: SEC Issues No-Action Responses, Corporate Compliance Insights
- 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
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 2006); University of Virginia (B.A. 2001)
Law360 "Rising Star" (2017)
The Legal 500 United States — capital markets: debt offerings and equity offerings (2016)
Houston Business Journal, "Women Who Mean Business — Women to Watch" (2016)
Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014-2015)