Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has named Jesse P. Myers as a partner in the Houston office. Myers joins the firm’s corporate and financial services department where he will focus on private equity transactions with an emphasis on energy projects. Previously, he worked at Latham & Watkins.
New York, NY (January 7, 2021) — Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Jesse P. Myers has joined the Firm as a partner in the Houston office. He joins the Firm’s Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on private equity transactions with an emphasis on energy projects.
Mr. Myers focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and capital markets matters. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions, sponsors and companies in structured joint ventures, and issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings.
“Jesse’s versatile transactional experience, client-facing interests and eagerness to collaborate with peers will be a tremendous asset to our energy and private equity clients,” said Bruce C. Herzog, Willkie’s Co-Managing Partner of the Houston office.
“Jesse is a talented attorney with a deep breadth of experience across the energy space. His versatility in private equity, capital markets and energy transition projects in particular complements and further broadens our energy platform,” said Michael Piazza, Co-Managing Partner of the Houston office and Co-Head of Willkie’s energy practice. “We are thrilled to have him join us.”
Mr. Myers joins Willkie from Latham & Watkins. He received a BSBA from the University of Tennessee, magna cum laude, and a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law, summa cum laude.
Mr. Myers commented: “Willkie has built a top-tier platform in Houston. The depth of its energy practice coupled with the firm’s leading corporate and private equity capabilities presents a terrific opportunity to expand the services I can offer to clients. I look forward to collaborating with the many talented lawyers across Willkie’s offices to support the Firm’s clients.”
About Willkie’s Houston Office
Willkie opened its Houston office in 2014 to extend the Firm’s well-known private equity, M&A and restructuring practice to sponsors and companies that focus on investments in energy, industrial, basic manufacturing and financial services sectors. The office’s approximately 50 lawyers work closely with colleagues across Willkie to provide representation across a broad range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, including asset and equity-level A&D activity and LBOs; equity financings, including control and minority investments and preferred equity arrangements; restructurings, leveraged finance and energy finance.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 750 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.