Energy In Transactions

Lisa S. Jaubert

Lisa S. Jaubert

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650 Poydras Street, Suite 2400
New Orleans, LA 70130
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For over three decades, Lisa Jaubert has advised US 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 P.C., 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).

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Tulane University School of Law, 1980
  • Order of the Coif
  • Moot Court Board
    • B.S. Commerce, with distinction, University of Virginia, 1977
  • Echols Scholar

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1980
  • Texas, 2005

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

In-House Counsel

Stone Energy Corporation (2012-2018), Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Mariner Energy Inc. (2005-2010), Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

  • While with both Stone Energy and Mariner Energy, Lisa served as a legal advisor to all corporate, technical and operational departments, ranging from the regular, day-today to matters arising in connection with company-significant exploration, development and operational activities.
  • Lisa was actively involved with the companies’ 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 advising on special projects.
  • For both companies, Lisa advised on all company-significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as key joint ventures and strategic partner trades for material asset interests.
  • As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Stone Energy Corporation, Lisa introduced, designed and managed a revitalized company-wide, full-scope legal department, championing the legal function as a value-adding partner.
  • 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 (annual reports, current reports, annual proxy statements, and other matters) and corporate governance matters (including exchange and regulatory compliance and shareholder and proxy advisory firm outreach).
  • Lisa regularly advised the Stone Energy board of directors and its committees, including the board’s compensation committee (annual compensation, annual proxy statement and special compensation arrangements associated with reorganization and sale of the company), its nominating and governance committee (director nominations and onboarding, succession planning and general governance considerations) 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 all legal aspects of the company’s varied efforts to address the effects of these significant 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 new board of directors, and to work 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.
  • Lisa joined 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. As Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with Mariner, among other matters, Lisa supported the deepwater team on the company’s Gulf of
    Mexico deepwater projects as well as the company’s Permian Basin team in the course of growing the company’s position and activities in the basin; she advised on company-significant offshore and onshore asset acquisitions and divestitures; advised on all offshore regulatory matters (including legal compliance matters arising from
    the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon event in 2010); and provided legal support on the company’s borrowing base revolving credit facility
  • Lisa also was actively engaged in providing legal advice and counsel through Mariner Energy the sale of Mariner Energy to Apache Corporation in 2010.

Private Practice

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, whether structured as asset or corporate transactions;
  • energy financings (secured and unsecured) and public and private debt and equity raises;
  • agreements for the joint development of oil and gas reserves (including participation, farmout, farmin and other transaction agreements), agreements related to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (including drilling rig contracts and engineering and construction related agreements), and agreements to market produced hydrocarbons (including production handling agreements, and gathering, transportation and processing agreements)
  • regulatory compliance (including with BOEM, BSEE and ONRR requirements, and also Louisiana DNR regulations).

PRESENTATIONS

From 1991 through 2018, Lisa presented at energy industry, law institute and other sponsored seminars and courses, with particular emphasis on the offshore Gulf of Mexico.

HONORS

  • Recognized by Chambers USA (Energy), 2005

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