Elizabeth
Elizabeth M. Byrne
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77002

Overview

Elizabeth practices in the firm’s Houston office focusing on oil & gas litigation. Elizabeth represents a variety of oil & gas industry clients in various general commercial disputes, tort and environmental disputes, and disputes arising under mineral leases and joint operating agreements, including disputes related to lease termination, royalty disputes, and trespass. 

Elizabeth also provides advice to oil & gas industry clients regarding state and federal regulations such as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Texas Natural Resources Code, and related regulations. Elizabeth represents a number of clients in environmental compliance issues arising under federal law that impact offshore oil and gas operational requirements. Elizabeth’s regulatory practice also includes representing clients in a number of administrative appeals before the Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals, including in royalty and decommissioning disputes.

Elizabeth received her Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma College of Law. While pursuing her J.D., Elizabeth participated in the OU Law Oxford Program during the Summer of 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth served as an intern for the General Counsel’s Office at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Involvement

Professional

  • University of Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Young Alumni Association, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Women’s Energy Network, Member
  • The Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professional Member
  • University of Oklahoma Dean’s Leadership Counsel

Presentations

“2021 Federal Offshore Update,” Liskow & Lewis Webinar, February 10, 2021

Recognition

  • American Jurisprudence Award for the Highest Grade: Mineral Title Examination and Parentage Seminar
  • Dean’s Honor Roll 

After Hours

"When I am not at work I enjoy running with my Goldendoodle, Piper, and spending time with my family. As a Houston native, I also enjoy catching an Astros game when I can. In the fall, you can find me in Norman cheering on the Sooners at a University of Oklahoma football game! Boomer!"