Akin Gump Struass Hauer & Feld has further solidified its Houston energy practice with a new hire from K&L Gates.

Texas qualified David Sweeney brings 11 years of experience advising both domestic and international clients on oil and gas, coal, infrastructure, and finance transactions. His resume includes work in more than 30 different jursidictions.

Recent expereince includes advising a large Alaska native corporation in connection with a participation agreement involving more than 442,000 acres on Alaska’s North Slope; a municipality in connection with the acquisition of Cook Inlet exploration and production assets from a major, integrated energy company for $152 million; a publicly-traded independent oil and gas company and a private joint venture partner in connection with the sale of substantially all of the shares of an exploration and production water management and logistics business for approximately $130 million; and a major, integrated multinational energy company in connection with the acquisition of 618,000 net acres and 26,000 BOPD in the US Permian basin for $1.9 billion.