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Aaron
Aaron E. Koenck
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77002

Overview

Aaron is a litigator practicing in the firm’s Houston office, focusing on toxic tort litigation.  

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was active in the international oil and gas field where he worked with, and continues to work with, academics and professionals on scholarship and business projects. Some of these activities focused on international granting instruments, Brazilian local content policy, and Kenyan petroleum dispute resolution. Aaron was also part of the team that authored a new oil & gas course handbook for The African Legal Support Facility, hosted by the African Development Bank.

He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, and his Masters of Law in Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources from the University of Houston Law Center in 2019. During this time, he attended one Europe’s of best-known universities, Trinity College Dublin, for a semester where he studied Irish, English, and European law.

Involvement

Professional

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professionals (YEP) 

Publications

  • "Local Content and Sustainable Development in Brazil" in Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets, Cambridge University Press

  • Level 2 Oil and Gas Manual, African Legal Support Facility

  • “Kenya’s New Energy Tribunal: Best of Both Worlds?,” Law360 Expert Analysis

  • “Petroleum Concessions, Licenses and Leases: ‘Same-Same but Different’?,” LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources, Volume VIII, Issue 1

 

After Hours

"Since I was raised in rural Louisiana, I am an avid outdoorsman. After work and on weekends you can find me somewhere outdoors doing every outdoor activity imaginable."