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Thomas Kruse

C. Thomas Kruse serves as the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group Chair for Texas. He has three decades’ worth of experience as lead counsel in the courtroom (jury and bench trials), and in appeals and arbitrations of complex commercial matters. He has represented clients before the ICC Court of Arbitration as well as in AAA arbitration. He clerked for the Hon. Ricardo H. Hinojosa in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas from 1989 to 1990. Tom is board-certified in Civil Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been recognized professionally numerous times by legal institutions and directories, including Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers.

Baker McKenzie’s North America Energy response team recently surveyed a number of key oil and gas producing jurisdictions across the United States – representing approximately 90% of domestic oil production – to assess how these jurisdictions are responding to the recent collapse in the oil price from a regulatory perspective.…