Lisa Shelton Jaubert is a transactional lawyer in the firm’s Energy Regulatory Practice. For over three decades, Lisa has advised United States-based public and private energy companies, with a primary focus on upstream and midstream oil and gas activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Looper Goodwine, Lisa served as general counsel to Stone Energy Corporation, which was until May 2018 a NYSE-traded, independent exploration and production company (with assets in state and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, onshore South Louisiana, and the Appalachian Basins).
From 1991 through 2018, Lisa was a presenter at multiple energy industry, law institutes, and other sponsored seminars and courses, providing insight with a particular emphasis on matters involving the offshore Gulf of Mexico. In 2005, Chambers USA recognized Lisa for her excellence in energy law.
- As in-house counsel for Stone Energy Corporation, Lisa served as a legal advisor to all corporate, technical, and operational departments and advised on all company-significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as key joint ventures and strategic partner trades for material asset interests.
- Lisa was actively involved with Stone Energy’s credit facilities and indentures and other private and public capital raises, financial reporting matters (including annual reports and annual proxy statements), contract negotiations and contracts management, claims and litigation management, risk management, regulatory and other legal compliance matters, and advised on special projects.
- Lisa held oversight responsibility for Stone Energy’s Legal, Risk, Human Resources and HSER (Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory) departments and served as the company’s chief compliance officer.
- Lisa worked closely with Stone Energy’s CEO, CFO, and principal accounting officer and their teams, as well as outside tax, financial, legal and other advisors, on the company’s capital raises, its bank and other debt facilities, financial reporting matters and corporate governance matters.
- Lisa regularly advised the Stone Energy board of directors and its committees, including the board’s compensation committee, its nominating and governance committee and the board’s special committees created to evaluate strategic alternatives.
- While with Stone Energy and commencing with the decline in commodity prices in late 2014, Lisa coordinated and managed the legal aspects of the company’s varied efforts to address the effects of the price declines, which efforts lead to negotiations with unsecured noteholders, secured creditors and other stakeholders and concluded in a pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, with an auction sale of the company’s Appalachian Basin assets. Upon the company’s exit from bankruptcy in February 2017, Lisa continued to support the company and its board of directors, and to collaborate with the company’s executive team and its financial and legal advisors, to assess strategic alternatives, culminating in the sale and merger of the company in May 2018.
- As Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with Mariner Energy, Lisa supported the deepwater team on the company’s Gulf of Mexico deepwater projects as well as the Permian Basin team in the course of growing the company’s position and activities in the basin.
- Lisa was actively engaged in providing legal advice and counsel through the sale of Mariner Energy to Apache Corporation in 2010.
- Lisa left private practice to join Mariner Energy in 2005 to support the company’s acquisition of the Gulf of Mexico Shelf assets of Forest Oil Corporation and the company going public on the NYSE.
For over 25 years, Lisa served as a transactional lawyer in private practice, advising E&P companies and other stakeholders on the full range of matters associated with exploring, producing, processing, marketing, and monetizing oil and gas reserves, including:
- Acquisitions and divestitures of hydrocarbon reserves, energy financings (secured and unsecured) and public and private debt and equity raises.
- Agreements for the joint development of oil and gas reserves, agreements related to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and agreements to market produced hydrocarbons.
- Regulatory compliance with BOEM, BSEE and ONRR requirements, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources regulations.
Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, J.D. cum laude, 1980
- Order of the Coif; Moot Court Board
University of Virginia, B.S., Commerce with distinction, 1977