John B. Connally IV

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

John B. Connally IV

John B. Connally IV

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

John B. Connally is the co-head of V&E’s Energy Transactions and Projects group. Considered one of the country’s preeminent oil and gas transactional lawyers, John B. represents a wide range of clients, including public companies, private enterprises and private equity firms, in domestic and international upstream and midstream mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and development transactions.

Over the course of more than two decades John B. has developed strong relationships with his clients that regularly lead to repeat engagements.

John B.’s oil and gas transactional practice has been recognized by Chambers USA from 2009 through 2018. A source quoted by Chambers said “he truly understands the details and nuances of the oil and gas space.” Another said John B. “is thorough, works extremely hard, is pleasant to deal with and effectively represents his clients” (2019).

John B. is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He serves on the Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business at the University of Texas and on the Development Board.

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Primary Location

Houston, TX, United States

Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

2

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Former Vice Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Senior Counsel at Bracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP is an American private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Extended Family Member
Market Manager-Central USA at Citigroup Private Bank

Citi Private Bank, a subsidiary of multinational banking conglomerate Citigroup, markets private banking services for wealthier clients, including entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives. It has 60 offices in 23 countries.

Parent
Co-Founder at Texas South Energy, Inc.

Texas South Energy, Inc. engages in the business of exploration and development of oil & gas. Its activities include drilling and production of oil, gas and other minerals from Gulf Coast Region. The company was founded by James M. Askew and John B. Connally, III on March 15, 2010 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Education
JD, High Honors, Order of the Coif, Chancellors Honor Society
Class of 1997

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

BA, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1994

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The Texas Law Review is a national and international leader in legal scholarship. Texas Law Review is an independent journal, edited and published entirely by students at the University of Texas School of Law. Their seven issues per year contain articles by professors, judges, and practitioners; reviews of important recent books from recognized experts, essays, commentaries; and student written notes. Texas Law Review is currently the ninth most cited legal periodical in federal and state cases in the United States and the thirteenth most cited by legal journals. Texas Law Review published its first issue in December 1922.

Career History
Partner
2006 - Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Advance Team
Current

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Advisory Board
Current

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current
Chairman
Prior

Bering Omega Community Services changed the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Houston. The company was headquartered in Houston, TX.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

$500
2006

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

Transactions
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WPX Energy, Inc. purchases Felix Energy Holdings II LLC from EnCap Investments LP, EIG Global Energy Partners

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Kalnin Ventures LLC purchases Devon Energy Corp. /Barnett Shale Oil & Gas Assets from Devon Energy Corporation

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Sequitur Energy Holdings LLC, Sequitur Permian LLC purchase Callon Petroleum Operating Co. /Reagan & Upton Assets from Callon Petroleum Co.

Awards & Honors
National Academy of Engineering - Founders Award
Vanderbilt University - Founder’s Medal for First Honors
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