Barclay R. Nicholson

Professional Biography

Barclay Nicholson is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group out of Sheppard Mullin's Houston office.

Barclay offers clients in-depth knowledge and expertise in energy-related, construction and commercial disputes. He has represented a broad range of clients from the largest of the Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial business owners. He has significant experience handling energy related litigation and has represented some of the world's major oil and gas producing and refining companies as well as some of the nation's biggest drilling and E&P companies along with representing several "alternative energy" companies. Barclay also has extensive experience in construction related disputes and has represented some of the largest construction companies, owners and general contractors in the nation. Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, noted Barclay for his litigation practice describing him as, "absolutely wonderful," "a very, very strong lawyer," "knowledgeable, responsive and accessible," "intelligent and good natured." Barclay has also been named as a "Best Lawyer in America" and as a "Texas Super Lawyer."

Within the area of energy litigation, Barclay is known for his expertise related to unconventional development and hydraulic fracturing. He has authored numerous articles and given speeches both across the nation and internationally on all aspects of unconventional oil and gas plays. Barclay is the author of the Analysis of Litigation Involving Shale & Hydraulic Fracturing which details all of the litigation across the country involving shale plays. Barclay is the editor and author of the ABA's Book, The Shale Energy Revolution: A Lawyer's Guide.

Barclay has assisted clients in all of North America's major exploration plays. Internationally, Barclay has been chosen to assist the US State Department Bureau of Energy and the US Department of Commerce, through its Commercial Law Development Program, in advising the countries of China, India, Iceland, Vietnam, Colombia, Chile, and Afghanistan on their energy programs and their energy resources and the regulatory and legal matters associated with those resources. This includes both conventional energy resources as well as alternative energy resources.

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