Bradley is pleased to announce that Meghan Dawson McElvy has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Construction Practice Group and Energy Practice Group.
“Meghan’s practice is concentrated on energy law, and we know her experience will add tremendous value to our team,” said Bradley Houston Office Managing Partner Robert Ford. “We are confident that Meghan’s work throughout Texas and at the national and international level involving litigation, arbitration and other regulatory matters will enhance the services we offer our clients.”
Ms. McElvy represents clients in a broad range of energy matters with a focus on energy litigation, including before state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitral tribunals, and governing state agencies. She routinely advises energy clients on disputes arising from virtually every aspect of the development of shale plays and horizontal drilling throughout Texas and the United States, including disputes involving oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, royalty obligations, surface use agreements, mineral title, master services agreements with contractors, and commingling and allocation wells.
Ms. McElvy also has represented clients in contested regulatory proceedings before the Texas Public Utility Commission and Texas Railroad Commission concerning rates, permits, and licensing or abandonment of energy infrastructure. Her energy practice also extends offshore, where she has counseled clients regarding offshore decommissioning obligations for Gulf of Mexico exploration and production facilities, and internationally, where she has represented and counseled clients on matters subject to ICDR, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. In addition to energy litigation, Ms. McElvy has represented numerous commercial and industrial clients concerning construction and manufacturing defects, warranties and mechanics, materialman’s and mineral liens.
Ms. McElvy enjoys counseling her clients on a wide range of energy transition issues, for which her extensive background in the areas of energy and construction law make her uniquely well-suited.
Ms. McElvy earned her B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University in 2003 and her J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 2008. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas Foundation and currently serves as treasurer of the Houston Bar Association’s Gas and Mineral Law Section. She has been recognized in Chambers USA for her expertise and accomplishments in the area of Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation since 2020.
Bradley’s award-winning Construction Practice Group has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as the nation’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation – Construction for 2023 and for Construction Law in 2022, 2020, and 2018, a designation only given to one law firm in the country per legal practice area each year. The firm’s construction attorneys counsel clients on projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as more than 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America. Several of Bradley’s construction attorneys have degrees in engineering, building science, or architecture and have previous practical experience working in the construction industry.
The firm’s Energy Practice Group is cross-disciplinary and helps clients negotiate and develop successful projects across the world in the dynamic energy industry. In terms of transactional support, Bradley’s team offers a comprehensive approach to energy projects – from project finance through development and construction to compliance and regulatory counsel. On the disputes front, Bradley’s team has extensive experience handling a wide range of energy disputes involving oil and gas development activities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bradley’s energy attorneys possess a deep knowledge in the areas of traditional fuel sectors and renewable energy sources.