Shane Johnson advises clients on insolvency matters, including debtors, DIP lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, and other creditors across many industries, including energy, finance, and media.

Prior to joining Porter Hedges, Shane worked at an international law firm.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Bankruptcy Firm of the Year (Texas), 2019

Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021

  • Chambers - Texas (Bankruptcy 2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America



J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2012

B.J., University of Texas at Austin, with high honors, 2009



New York

United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Allan L. Gropper, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable H. Christopher Mott, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas


Shane’s representations have included the following:

  • Debtors in PetroQuest Energy Inc.’s bankruptcy case.
  • A liquidating Trustee in Montco Offshore Inc.’s bankruptcy case.
  • Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors of Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC and Abeinsa Holding Inc.
  • The second largest single creditor in Seadrill Limited’s bankruptcy case with a $1 billion claim.
  • An electricity supply company in the Linn Energy bankruptcy case.
  • A DIP lender in the Juniper GTL bankruptcy case.
  • An Indenture Trustee of Puerto Rico bonds as part of the Commonwealth's restructuring.
  • A Foreign Representative of a Chinese solar company in a chapter 15 proceeding.
  • A French film distribution company in Relativity Media's bankruptcy case.
  • An investment management and advisory services company in the Petters' bankruptcy case.
  • A contract counterparty in the Caesars bankruptcy case.


Media Mentions


State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section

Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association