Eric L. Muñoz’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, and he is currently a member of the Houston office’s diversity and pro bono committees.

Practice & Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Muñoz served as a law clerk to the Hon. Kenneth M. Hoyt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for the 2006-2007 term. As a law clerk, he participated in the judicial decision-making process by reviewing case filings and motions, drafting initial opinions and orders, and preparing memoranda on various legal issues.

Mr. Muñoz received his B.A. in economics in 1997 from Stanford University. In 2006 he received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was presented a Distinguished Service Award by the faculty, served as senior articles editor of the Houston Law Review and was a member of Order of the Coif. He also competed in the 2006 National Hispanic Bar Moot Court Competition, where he won first place for individual oral arguments.

Representative Matters

Mr. Munoz has extensive experience in syndicated loan transactions, high yield debt offerings and other corporate financing matters. His clients include upstream oil and gas companies, midstream energy companies, renewable energy providers and small cap market lenders.

Notable Transactions include:

  • represented an upstream oil & gas company in connection with a $1 billion secured credit facility
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company in connection with a $1.3 billion secured credit facility
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company in connection with a $600 million secured credit facility
  • represented a renewable energy supplier in several project financing transactions with various lenders
  • represented the lender in connection with several secured loans made to various borrowers in amounts ranging from $10 million to $75 million
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company as the issuer in a $350 million private placement of senior notes
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company as the issuer in a $200 million private placement of senior notes
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company as the issuer in a $500 million private placement of senior notes
  • represented a midstream oil and gas company as the issuer in a $400 million public offering of senior notes
  • represented an upstream oil & gas company as the issuer in a $750 million public offering of senior notes
  • represented the trustee in various secured, high yield and investment grade notes offerings
  • represented the secured creditors in a managed restructuring of an oil & gas company
  • represented the unsecured creditors committee in a managed restructuring of an oil & gas company
  • represented an ad hoc group of unsecured creditors in a managed restructuring of an oil & gas company
  • represented in an oil & gas company in a managed restructuring
  • represented the seller in a $2.5 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Amoruso field
  • represented the seller in a $1 billion acquisition of a chemical company
  • represented the seller in a $140 million acquisition of a fuel blending company
  • represented the seller in a $205 million acquisition of a crude oil trading business
  • represented the seller in a $1.4 billion joint venture in the Marcellus Shale
  • represented the seller in a $1.5 billion joint venture in the Eagle Ford Shale
  • represented the buyers in a $1.3 billion joint venture in the Eagle Ford Shale
  • represented a midstream company in a $400 million offshore joint venture
  • represented the conflicts committees of various midstream companies in various drop-down transactions.