Robert P. Thibault
Bob Thibault is a partner in the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice.
He represents clients in energy law and commercial litigation matters, including domestic and international oil and gas transactions, as well as oil and gas and administrative agency litigation. Bob represents the full range of energy companies involved in highly technical energy disputes, emphasizing the use of engineering and scientific experts in combination with the relevant administrative and regulatory environment. He also represents clients in negotiating, developing and drafting operational and transactional documents for international oil and gas transactions, having directly managed the sale or acquisition of concession interests or equity participation in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia. His experience includes advising on transactional and litigation matters involving royalty payments, gas sales and purchases contracts, lease operations and termination, and gas processing plants and storage facilities.
Previously, Bob served as Senior Attorney in the Legal Department of Texaco Inc., representing the Company in complex litigation in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation and providing advice on transactional matters. He represented the Company before federal and state courts of all levels and before administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly the Minerals Management Service of the Department of Interior, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Texas Railroad Commission. Bob also managed a multi-regional litigation team responsible for handling suits and arbitrations in all states outside of the Gulf and West Coasts.