DLA Piper adds Gislar Donnenberg to Corporate practice in Houston

DLA Piper announced today that Gislar Donnenberg has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in Houston.

Donnenberg focuses his practice largely on capital markets matters in the energy sector, where he has more than 20 years of experience representing both public and private companies engaged in the exploration, production and distribution of natural gas, crude oil and refined petroleum products. He has represented dozens of clients in high-value deals, including IPOs, public equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions, including "drop-downs" from MLP sponsors.

"The energy markets continue to adapt to fast-changing economic conditions, and DLA Piper's addition of leading lawyers like Gislar enable us to better serve our clients and expand our representation," said John Gilluly, DLA Piper's US chair of the Corporate practice. "We will continue to strategically grow our capabilities in the energy sector to further serve our clients' needs and to help them achieve their goals."

Donnenberg also advises clients on corporate governance issues, including those related to regulatory compliance, executive compensation, acquisition structuring and conflicts committees. He has experience in the real estate, aviation, chemicals and healthcare sectors in addition to his work in the energy industry.

"Gislar adds key energy experience to DLA Piper's leading global energy and capital markets practices. He represents both issuers and underwriters and has significant experience advising public company boards and officers," said Jack Langlois, DLA Piper's Houston managing partner and US co-chair of the Energy sector. "Gislar's extensive experience leading IPOs, MLPs and other capital markets transactions and his relationships with leading energy investment advisors will be tremendous resources for new and existing clients."

"DLA Piper is renowned for its deal-making prowess in the energy space, and I'm excited to join a team of this high caliber," added Donnenberg.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Donnenberg was a partner with Paul Hastings LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

DLA Piper's Energy sector attorneys work in the detailed, multi-layered and often complex regulatory frameworks that apply to energy sector matters. They advise agencies, companies, investors and other industry participants on the regulatory implications during the planning, development and operational stages of many energy projects and activities.