Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Houston Energy partner Jose Valera has been recognized as a rainmaker by Diversity & The Bar magazine, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. This annual issue looks to “highlight the professional successes of minority attorneys who continue to lead the industry,” the publication said.

Mr. Valera was selected from a pool of nominees recommended by leading firms across the country. In his profile, Mr. Valera shares his insights on what it takes to remain a rainmaker, including consistently providing topnotch service to clients and being knowledgeable of the industries in which clients operate.

At Mayer Brown, Mr. Valera focuses his practice on domestic and international energy transactions and project development. He has more than 25 years of legal experience representing oil, gas and electric energy companies throughout the US, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.