Stephen Collins Harrington’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and other corporate and securities matters.

Practice and Background

Mr. Harrington earned his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. While attending law school, Mr. Harrington served as Articles Editor of the Houston Law Review and was selected as a Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellow for his work in the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.  Mr. Harrington also served two years as an officer in the United States Navy.

Representative Matters

Mr. Harrington’s representations include advising:

  • a major private equity fund in the acquisition of $850 million in upstream assets in the Haynesville Shale
  • a Swiss public company sponsor in the equity restructuring of a private U.S. company
  • a publicly-traded alternative investment fund in its equity investment in a newly-formed E&P company
  • an international private equity firm in its investment in a U.S. based midstream project
  • a major energy company in its sale of a minority equity interest in a joint venture in Malaysia for approximately $635 million
  • an E&P company in the sale of $345 million in unconventional assets to a private equity funded MLP
  • an E&P company in the structured sale of escalating wellbore interests
  • an ad hoc group of noteholders in corporate and finance matters related to the bridge funding and bankruptcy of an E&P company
  • an ad hoc group of noteholders in corporate and finance matters related to the bankruptcy of an offshore drilling company and post-emergence corporate matters
  • a public E&P company in its approximately $200 million follow on offering
  • the conflicts committee of the board of directors of a publicly traded MLP in its $800 million acquisition of joint venture assets
  • the conflicts committee of the board of directors of a publicly traded MLP in $1.3 billion of acquisitions of midstream assets