Poe Leggette is a Partner at BakerHostetler. He was recently recognized by the Independent Petroleum Association of America for “25 Years of Outstanding Legal Representation,” having saved independent oil and gas producers an estimated $25 billion in costs from excessive regulation. He heads the firm’s national energy industry team, which was named a 2015 Practice Group of the Year by Law360.
Addressing the intricate needs of oil and gas companies, Poe focuses his well-established practice on litigation and transactional work in the energy industry. His experience includes four principal areas of representation: onshore shale plays, federal and private mineral royalties, oil and gas companies operating on federal and Indian lands, and companies operating under federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to entering private practice, Poe served as assistant solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior, advising the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) on their onshore and offshore energy programs, as well as MMS's Royalty Management Program on questions of royalty valuation.
Jasper Mason is of Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson. He is a member of their Corporate and Securities practice group, focusing on oil and gas. He has experience representing exploration and production companies and private equity clients on acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures involving upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. Additionally, Jasper has represented clients in matters as diverse as tendering bids for contracts to supply oilfield service equipment in the CIS, acquiring OCS leases in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and attracting investors and industry partners to co-develop acreage on state-owned lands in Alaska. He has assisted clients ranging from individual investors to national oil companies.
Jasper is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He serves as Chair of the Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section, and teaches Oil & Gas Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He has served as secretary and as a member of the board of directors of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and also served as co-chair of the AIPN’s 2014 Spring Conference. Jasper is also a member of the Texas Bar College and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Kristin Kluding is an Associate at BakerHostetler. She effectively assists attorneys with a wide variety of projects and transactions utilizing her strong and purposeful writing and research skills. She has considerable experience aiding with business, corporate governance, environmental, and real estate matters—notably in the energy sector. Kristin has written and spoken on the topic of Venezuela’s state-owned oil companies in connection with the government’s nationalization of the country’s oil and extraction industries, winning the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ student writing competition and presenting at the 2019 AIPN International Petroleum Scholar Workshop.