Brett Braden has been an energy lawyer in Houston for almost 20 years. Most recently prior to joining HEP, Braden served as a founding partner at Latham & Watkins LLP’s Houston office, which he helped form in 2010. Primarily focused on corporate finance and merger and acquisition matters, Braden has comprehensive experience representing MLPs and other companies engaged in the upstream, midstream and service sectors of the oil and gas industry. Additionally, Braden has experience representing both public and private energy companies in divestitures, joint ventures, and corporate governance and compliance matters. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Braden was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston.