Rankings/ Publications

Professional Rankings

John is recognized for his work as an arbitrator and advocate in international energy disputes by Chambers Global Guide, Chambers USA, Expert’s Guide: Best of the Best USA, Best Lawyers in America, Guide to Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.

He is recognized for his experience and expertise in energy disputes by Expert Guides Energy and Natural Resources 2020, Who’s Who Legal: Energy, Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders, Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers.

He is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star in Texas and rated AV Preeminent by Bar and Judiciary in Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Rating 5.0 / 5.0).


  • Risk Mitigation in International Petroleum Contracts, 50 Georgetown J. Int’l L. 745 (2019)
  • Stabilization Provisions, in Upstream Government Petroleum Contracts (King & Spalding 2017)
  • Resources on Resources: Publications and Databases Available to Help Advocated in International Oil & Gas Disputes, in The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration 937 (James M. Gaitis ed. 2015)
  • Lex Petrolea: Sources and Successes of International Petroleum Law, Texas State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Report (Summer 2015)
  • Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration, Texas State Bar Litigation Report (Winter 2013)
  • Inhouse Lawyer’s Role in International Arbitration, 20 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. (2010)
  • The Panama Convention and Its Implementation Under the Federal Arbitration Act (Kluwer 2002)
  • Dispute Resolution Planning for the Oil and Gas Industry, 16 ICSID Rev. – F.I.L.J. 332 (2001)