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Audrey Hendricks

Senior Counsel

Audrey’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and tort matters in a wide variety of contexts, but most extensively in the oil and gas industry.

Audrey began her litigation career at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright), and joined the firm after managing litigation in-house at Exxon Mobil Corporation. Clients have described Audrey as tenacious and competitive. She strives to aggressively but efficiently resolve complicated legal issues.

Representative Experience

  • Part of trial team for plaintiff oil and gas company in a trespass dispute, resulting in a $70 million verdict in our client’s favor after a three-week trial
  • Representing trustee for liquidated oil and gas company to recover lost reserves following pipeline rupture.
  • Obtained dismissal of federal securities class
  • Favorably settled mass tort action against refinery by thousands of
  • Managed Civil Investigative Demand from Department of Justice regarding alleged bad faith royalty payments.
  • Favorably settled substantial, complicated, take-or-pay dispute with a major pipeline company.
  • Settled royalty class action for a fraction of the named plaintiffs’
  • Obtained settlement of more than double direct damages for refinery against electric utility following power outages.
  • Prevailed in bench trial on claim that a lease had terminated for failure to produce in paying quantities.
  • Obtained summary judgment of no liability in challenging venue in significant personal injury lawsuit.
  • Struck multimillion damage model in claim for failure to pay royalty on the market value of carbon dioxide.
  • Multiple disputes with royalty owners and working interest owners involving leases, joint operating agreements, and title issues.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Intersection of Indemnity and Insurance: How to Redeem Contractual Risk Management,” Page Keeton Litigation Conference, October 2011 (co-presenter)
  • “Forum Selection Clauses: Another Facet of the Freedom of Contract Phenomenon,” The Advocate, March 2007
  • “The Energy Policy Act: Analysis of the Jurisdictional Basis for Federal Siting of LNG Facilities,” Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, September 2006