Jack Massey handles business disputes, regulatory actions and internal investigations for his clients. He has brought and defended cases in state and federal court, in multi-district litigation and before domestic and international arbitration panels. A significant portion of Jack’s practice is focused on the energy industry, where he represents exploration and production companies, offshore drilling contractors, oilfield services firms, refiners and trading companies. His cases have occurred in a variety of jurisdictions, including Texas, New York, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and England.

Jack has substantial experience investigating frauds, disasters and bribery schemes. Clients often call on him for advice on safety litigation and post-incident investigations. He has represented clients in responding to inquiries from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and a number of state agencies.

He served as counsel to Transocean’s internal investigation of the 2010 Macondo incident and advised the client on its reporting process; its approach to hearings before the Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service, the Presidential Oil Spill Commission and several Congressional committees; and its negotiations with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency regarding charges in connection with the incident.

On the anti-bribery side, Jack counsels clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related anti-bribery laws. He has participated in more than a dozen corruption investigations, prepared reports and board presentations, advised on disclosure and collateral litigation issues, and represented clients in dealing with the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the offices of several state Attorneys General.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2014-2015)

Professional Activities

Member, International Association of Drilling Contractors

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, Member, Texas Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

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