Mayer Brown announced today that Larry Murphy has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice in Houston. His arrival bolsters Mayer Brown’s capabilities in the oil and gas sector, particularly in private equity transactions. Mr. Murphy joins from Fullstream Energy Holdings, a private equity-backed midstream company that he founded in 2015.

“A key goal of the Corporate & Securities practice in Houston, as well as the Private Equity and Oil & Gas practice and industry groups, is to strengthen the firm’s specialized market knowledge and to expand the scope and geographic extent of our work for existing clients,” said Kevin Sheridan, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Global Corporate & Securities Practice and Infrastructure Investment team. “As a recognized and respected oil and gas entrepreneur, Larry brings a unique combination of legal and business experience that will benefit our current and prospective clients.”

A significant portion of Mr. Murphy’s work has consisted of the representation of private equity and infrastructure funds and their portfolio companies involved in the midstream oil and gas space. His experience also includes advising public companies on the various phases of their life-cycle, including pre-public offering transactions, IPOs, follow-on offerings, routine securities regulatory filings and mergers with public and private entities.

“Mayer Brown’s commitment to fortifying its strong, global oil and gas team was a significant factor in my decision to join the firm,” said Mr. Murphy. “My practice and relationships complement the energy practices that Carl von Merz, Dale Smith and Phil Lau, my new partners, have recently brought to Mayer Brown. I am excited to be a key member of a growing energy team at one of the largest and most sophisticated law firms in the world.”

Neil Wasserstrom, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Houston office, added, “Larry will be influential in expanding Mayer Brown’s core competency in energy private equity and infrastructure fund transactions in the midstream oil and gas sector, further developing our energy brand in Houston and globally.”