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About Dan

During his more than 40 year career at Bracewell, Dan Witschey has focused on providing thoughtful, practical advice to companies, their boards of directors and committees. Equally adept in the mergers and acquisitions and securities arenas, Dan also regularly counsels on corporate governance matters and fiduciary duties. He frequently represents special committees of master limited partnerships in conflict situations ranging from dropdown transactions to equity restructurings and sales of the company.

Dan is currently serving a six-year term as one of the 24 appointed members of the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee. That committee is responsible for drafting and revising the Model Business Corporation Act, which has been substantially adopted by more than 30 states as their corporate statute, and in 2016 published the first complete revision of that Act since 1984.

An avid musician, Dan is also the principal double bass of the Houston Civic Symphony, Houston’s oldest amateur orchestra.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP — $750 million acquisition of Springfield Pipeline LLC from affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP — acquisition of Delaware Basin JV Gathering LLC from affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP — sale of $750 million of Class C Units to affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with WES’s acquisition of Nuevo Midstream

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $70 billion acquisition of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P.

Conflicts Committee of QR Energy LP — $3 billion acquisition by Breitburn Energy Partners LP

Lufkin Industries, Inc. — $3.3 billion acquisition by General Electric Co.

Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP — $490 million acquisition of interests in two gas gathering systems in the Marcellus Shale from affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $6.2 billion sale of an interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $2 billion secondary offering of common stock

Special Committee of Western Gas Partners, LP — $600 million acquisition of assets in the Green River Basin and an interest in Chipeta from affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $3.2 billion initial public offering

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1975
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
B.S.
1972

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Business Law Section, Corporate Laws Committee
State Bar of Texas
Corporate Counsel Section
Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Foundation
Life Fellow

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Weil, Bracewell Advise on Kinder Morgan Deal: Business of Law

August 12, 2014
Bloomberg Businessweek - Online

GE gets green light for Lufkin deal worth $3.3B

May 7, 2013
Houston Business Journal - Online

Deal of the Week: Lots of Energy

May 3, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

August 23, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
M&A, 2008; Energy Transaction and Regulatory, 2011
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Corporate Law, 1987 - 2018
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2003 - 2004; 2007 - 2011
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Note and Comment Editor, 1974 - 1975