Weil’s PE Practice Gets a Little Moore

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP will add Rodney L. Moore to its ranks as a partner as it looks to expand midstream and upstream energy deal-making capabilities of its PE practice. Moore comes from Vinson & Elkins LLP and will work in Weil’s Houston and Dallas offices.

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In a move to expand the midstream and upstream energy deal-making capabilities of its preeminent Private Equity practice, the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has added Rodney L. Moore as a partner in the firm. He joins Weil from Vinson & Elkins LLP and will split his time between Weil’s Houston and Dallas offices.

Moore has nearly 25 years of experience representing leading private equity firms and their portfolio companies in formation and transactional matters, and brings extensive experience in representing strategic and financial participants in energy industry transactions. He will be a member and integral part of Weil’s highly regarded Private Equity practice, which encompasses more than 200 private equity practitioners worldwide.

“Rodney’s impressive experience adds significantly to our ability to serve the transactional needs of energy-focused private equity firms in Texas and beyond,” said Glenn West, managing partner of Weil’s Dallas office, co-head of Weil’s Private Equity practice worldwide and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. “Weil is a recognized, global leader in advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies. This addition builds on that reputation and enhances our ability to advise on midstream and upstream oil and gas transactions, many of which originate here in Texas.”

“Strategically we have been rounding out our private equity capabilities to better meet client needs around the globe,” said Barry Wolf, Weil’s executive partner. “Our clients are more active in the energy space, and the addition of Rodney helps us serve them more comprehensively. We will continue to expand our global team in ways that will powerfully strengthen our delivery of experienced counsel to clients with the toughest legal challenges.”

Moore’s professional accolades include recognition in the Legal 500 U.S. for M&A – national firms: large deals in 2008, as well as inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate and mergers & acquisitions law, 2005-2011, and for securities law, 2005-2006.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join Weil’s Private Equity practice as part of the firm’s efforts to expand its worldwide capabilities in the energy sector,” said Moore. “Weil’s reputation and capabilities as a go-to firm for high-stakes, complicated transactions provide a great platform from which to advise clients on the many complex issues prevalent in today’s energy industry transactions.”

Weil’s Private Equity practice group handles the most sophisticated and complex private equity deals across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The practice is consistently ranked in the top tier for global and U.S. announced buyouts and private equity transactions, and it has earned numerous industry accolades for its work, including the 2011 IFLR Asia Private Equity Team of the Year, 2011 and 2009 IFLR Americas Private Equity Deals of the Year, 2008 Legal Business Private Equity Team of the Year and repeated recognitions by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and other Chambers publications.

Weil’s energy industry experience extends from the wellhead to the light switch, encompassing oil and gas exploration and production power, marketing, services, drilling, retail and trading.

Moore graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law, cum laude, in 1987, where he was a contributing editor to the Washington & Lee Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Austin College in 1984. Moore is a member of the American Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association.

About Weil

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (www.weil.com), an international law firm of over 1,200 lawyers, including approximately 300 partners, is headquartered in New York, with offices in Beijing, Boston, Budapest, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Prague, Providence, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington.

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