“Because my practice involves handling transactional and regulatory work, as well as litigation, I have a 360-degree perspective that allows me to anticipate issues and assist clients in addressing them in a practical, efficient manner.”
Jana Grauberger is an energy lawyer with more than 25 years of experience negotiating contracts, providing day-to-day regulatory advice and assistance, and handling administrative appeals, litigation, and arbitration matters with respect to federal offshore and state oil and gas matters and, more recently, offshore wind renewables projects. Jana drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, production handling agreements, gathering agreements, connection agreements, transportation contracts, and other agreements related to oil and gas and pipeline development and operations. She represents traditional energy and renewables clients in connection with navigating the complex statutory and regulatory framework applicable to federal offshore energy development managed by U.S. Department of Interior subagencies BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR.
Jana began her legal career as an energy litigator, and she continues to represent clients in litigation matters in Texas and Louisiana state and federal courts and energy arbitration proceedings. Her litigation and arbitration experience is wide-ranging and includes royalty litigation, complex and multi-contract disputes, indemnity litigation, decommissioning disputes, and construction, installation, and product warranty claims. She also handles administrative appeals of BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR orders and decisions to the Interior Board of Land Appeals.
Jana is active in The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Women’s Energy Network. She currently serves as Program Chair for the Foundation’s 69th Annual Institute, which will be held in July 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also served on the Foundation’s board of directors and co-chairs the recurring Federal Offshore Leasing and Development Short Course. Jana is currently Chair of the IEL Program Committee and a member of its executive committee. She is a former president of the WEN global board of directors and also the group’s Houston chapter. She is a frequent writer and presenter on energy law topics.
Prior to law school, Jana worked as a reporter for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Served as the Global President of Women’s Energy Network (WEN) in 2020
“Jana has always provided excellent counsel on complex offshore energy matters both in the oil and gas space and for renewables.”
– Chambers USA Client Comment, 2023