Jana Grauberger is managing partner of the firm’s Houston office and she serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Jana is also the leader of the Houston oil and gas section, clients turn to her as a trusted advisor in connection with their contract negotiations, regulatory advice and appeals, litigation, and arbitration related to onshore and federal offshore upstream and midstream projects and facilities.
Jana has represented clients in negotiating a wide variety of onshore and offshore contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, farmouts, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, production handling agreements, platform use agreements, gathering agreements, connection agreements, construction contracts, transportation contracts, and decommissioning agreements.
She also represents clients in connection with regulatory matters involving Department of Interior agencies the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).
Jana is a trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) and she co-chaired a RMMLF Federal Offshore Regulatory Enforcement seminar in Houston in January 2016.
As a litigator, she practices before state and federal district and appellate courts in Texas and Louisiana and has 20 years of experience representing clients in connection with a wide variety of oil and gas matters, including royalty litigation, complex and multi-contract disputes, indemnity litigation, construction, installation, and product warranty and damages disputes, and arbitration matters under American Arbitration Association (AAA) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules.
She also has handled dozens of appeals of BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR orders to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) concerning issues such as royalties, transportation deductions, supplemental bonding, and decommissioning of federal leases and pipeline right-of-ways (ROWs).
Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Jana was a law clerk to the Honorable Walter F. Marcus, Jr., Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana. Before attending law school, she worked as a television reporter for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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