Amy Falcon’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil and gas disputes. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Texas, Colorado, and Louisiana. Amy has litigated disputes to a successful resolution involving mineral liens, title, offshore leases, lease preservation, lease equipment ownership, operating agreements, gas transportation and purchase agreements, and construction defects.
For both plaintiffs and defendants, she has also handled matters related to fiduciary obligations that include international exploration and production companies, midstream companies, operators, non-operators, financial institutions, oil and gas equipment manufacturers, and individuals.
Before practicing law, Amy was an information technology project manager with Shell Oil Company.
Honors & Recognitions
Texas Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2018-2019
J.D., South Texas College of Law, summa cum laude, 2008 (top of law school class)
Order of Lytae
L.L.M., Baylor University School of Law, Litigation Management, 2022
B.A., University of Mississippi, magna cum laude, 1988
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Terry Jennings (Ret.), Texas First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas
- Permian oil and gas operator in AAA commercial arbitration in total defeat of oil and gas lessor’s claims for offset well liquidated damages, breach of consent to assign provision, and breach of fiduciary duty for which lessor sought damages up to $425 million.
- International oil and gas company in a successful special appearance to defeat the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the company in lawsuit involving a transaction for the sale of oil and gas concessions located in foreign country through trial, appeal, and review by Texas Supreme Court.
- US tank manufacturing company in lawsuit against foreign national, winning a judgment later sustained on appeal that foreign national had breached fiduciary duties to tank manufacturing company in connection with project in Ghana, Africa.
- International oil and gas company in lawsuit involving Texas Property Code Chapter 56 mineral liens and claims that company was directly liable to subcontractors for the debts of a bankrupt drilling contractor on theories of sham contractor, partnership, agency, joint venture, joint enterprise, unjust enrichment, third party beneficiary, quantum meruit, tortious interference, and negligence.
- Oil and gas producer with extensive operations in the Permian Basin to defeat multiple Texas Property Code Chapter 56 mineral liens.
- US oil and gas company to defeat subject matter jurisdiction of Harris County, Texas court to hear dispute with another oil and gas company over mineral servitude rights for oil and gas interests located in the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana.
- Midstream company in lawsuit by other midstream company over right of first refusal in gas transport dispute, negotiating a successful sale of client’s midstream assets to resolve the matter without further litigation.
- Oil and gas equipment manufacturer in lawsuit against freight forwarder, winning jury verdict that freight forwarder had committed fraud.
- Firm News, 03.15.2021
- Recognition, 03.04.2019
- Firm News, 01.23.2019
- Recognition, 03.12.2018
- Firm News, 10.30.2014
- Media Mention, 06.02.2021
- Media Mention, 06.02.2021
- Media Mention, 06.01.2021
- Media Mention, 05.31.2021
- Media Mention, 01.24.2020
- Media Mention, 05.08.2019
- Media Mention, 03.31.2019
- Media Mention, 01.25.2019
- Media Mention, 06.17.2016
- "The AI Judge Will Hear Your Case Now," Circuits e-Journal of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of TexasPublication, 05.2022
- Texas Supreme Court Highlights Two Key Takeaways for Texas Banks about Contractual Liability for Email Wire Transfer ScamsPublication, 03.22.2022
- Publication, 04.23.2021
- "Uncomfortable Neighbors: Operations in the Neighborhood - That's Not a Nuisance, Right?" State Bar of Texas, 38th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law ConferencePublication, 09.24.2020
- Publication, 03.03.2020
- Publication, 02.10.2020
- Publication, 02.20.2019
- Publication, 02.06.2019
- Energy Litigation Alert: "SCOTX Reviews a Texas-Sized Drilling Dispute - Three Takeaways from Barrow-Shaver Res. Co v. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc."Publication, 01.08.2019
- Speaking Engagement, 09.24-25.2020
- "Litigating Contractual Limitation of Remedies: But We Agreed They Were Reasonable," 12th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation Course, TexasBar CLESpeaking Engagement, 02.06.2020
- Anti-Corruption & Compliance Blog, 08.02.2022
State Bar of Texas, Member
Texas Bar College, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow