William R.Taylor (Will)


Houston + 1.832.239.3860

Will Taylor is a trial lawyer focused on complex commercial litigation, with a particular concentration on representing clients in the energy and construction industries. He has substantial trial experience representing contractors, owners, design professionals, and energy companies in state and federal courts throughout the country and arbitral forums throughout the world.

Recently, Will successfully represented owners and contractors in multibillion dollar disputes regarding the construction of LNG (liquefied natural gas), petrochemical, oil and gas, and renewable projects in Texas and Louisiana. He has experience in all sectors of the energy industry, including upstream (onshore and offshore), midstream, downstream (refining and petrochemicals), oil and gas trading operations, and renewables. While seconded to a major refining and petrochemical company, Will managed a wide variety of litigation matters for the company.

Will also has first-chair trial experience in a number of other industries, including health care and financial services. He serves as the lead lawyer in individual and class action cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Will is actively involved in pro bono matters, including volunteering as a prosecutor for the City of Houston, where he successfully tried more than a dozen cases to juries. He serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout and a current leader in the Boy Scouts of America.


  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • Applus Technologies sold to Opus InspectionJones Day advised Applus Servicios Tecnologicos, S.L.U. in the sale of one of its U.S. subsidiaries, Applus Technologies Inc., to Opus Inspection, Inc.
  • Experian secures victory in Ninth Circuit, allowing company to arbitrate caseExperian Information Solutions, Inc., represented by Jones Day, successfully persuaded the Ninth Circuit to send a putative class action to arbitration.
  • Daikin acquires ABCO HVACR Supply + SolutionsJones Day advised Daikin North America LLC, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. and the world's largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, in the acquisition of ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, the leading full line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States.
  • alliantgroup LP obtains dismissal of Universities' RICO claimsOn behalf of alliantgroup LP, Jones Day obtained the dismissal of all claims brought in the second amended complaint in The University of Texas System, et. al. v. alliantgroup LP, et. al., No. 4:17-cv-02588 (S.D. Texas).
  • 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.
  • Midstream terminal operator creates NGL terminal services agreement for anchor customersJones Day represented a midstream terminal operator in creating a form of NGL terminal services agreement for anchor customers.
  • 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.
  • Infrastructure firm defends post-reorganization claimsJones Day is defending an international infrastructure company in Texas federal court against fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims stemming from construction and bankruptcy disputes.
  • Midstream company in Bakken Shale negotiates commercial agreements for development of NGL hubJones Day represented a midstream company in the Bakken Shale in negotiating commercial agreements for the development of an NGL hub, including the transportation, fractionation, loading, and sale of Y-Grade and NGL purity products.
  • Amedisys settles putative securities class action alleging violation of Section 10(b)Jones Day represented Amedisys, Inc. and certain former officers in connection with a putative class action alleging, among other things, violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  • Hawkwood Energy acquires East Texas assets from Halcon Resources for $500 millionJones Day advised Hawkwood Energy, LLC in connection with the $500 million acquisition and related financing of producing and non-producing oil and gas assets from Halcon Resources Corporation.
  • Holloman recovers damages for breach of contract by midstream oil and gas companyJones Day client Holloman Operating, LLC filed a lawsuit against a midstream oil and gas company for breach of contract.
  • Newpark seeks damages in arbitration against oil and gas company related to destroyed propertyJones Day filed an arbitration proceeding against an international oil and gas company seeking damages for the destruction of Newpark Mats and Integrated Service LLC's property.
  • TesTeachers sold to ExamFXJones Day advised TesTeachers, LLC in its sale to ExamFX, a division of Ascend Learning, LLC, a provider of online educational services to test, assess, and certify individuals for various professional services, such as insurance, nursing, financial advising, and others.
  • FloWorks International sells its plate and sheet business to CL Alloys - Dallas, LLCJones Day advised FloWorks International LLC on the sale of its plate and sheet operations in Garland, Texas to CL Alloys - Dallas, LLC, a provider of stainless and aluminum coil and sheet products.
  • BNSF obtains summary judgment in Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower lawsuitJones Day client BNSF Railway Company obtained a complete dismissal of a former employee's whistleblower lawsuit brought under the Federal Railroad Safety Act ("FRSA") in federal court.
  • Air Medical Group Holdings obtains TRO in trade secret and non-solicitation matterJones Day successfully obtained a temporary restraining order for its client, Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. and affiliated companies ("AMGH"), in two related lawsuits against three former employees and AMGH's competitor, Medical Air Services Association d/b/a MASA Assist ("MASA").
  • Targa Resources Partners forms two joint ventures with subsidiary of Sanchez Energy CorporationJones Day advised Targa Resources Partners LP ("TRP") on the formation of two joint ventures with a subsidiary of Sanchez Energy Corporation ("SN") to construct a new 200 MMcf/d cryogenic natural gas processing plant in La Salle County, Texas and approximately 45 miles of associated high pressure gathering pipelines that will connect SN's Catarina Ranch acreage in the Eagle Ford shale play to the processing plant, costing approximately $240 million.
  • Additional Speaking Engagements

    • August 21, 2017
      Hot Topics in Energy Class Action Lawsuits: American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee Sound Advice Presentation
    • February 19, 2015
      Lurking Fiduciary Duties in Oil & Gas Deals: 10th Annual Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Symposium