Akin Gump Advises LINN Energy Board of Directors’ Conflicts Committee in $4.3 Billion Berry Petroleum Acquisition

(Houston) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advised the conflicts committee of the LINN Energy board of directors in LINN’s purchase of Berry Petroleum Company.

LINN, along with LinnCo, which was created to enhance LINN’s ability to raise capital for its acquisition and growth strategy, have agreed to buy Berry for a total consideration of $4.3 billion, including debt. Berry is an independent oil and natural gas production and exploitation company.

Houston energy partners Christine B. LaFollette, who serves as partner in charge of the office, and John Goodgame, co-head of the energy industry group, and Houston tax partner W. Thomas Weir represented LINN’s conflicts committee.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


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