Vinson & Elkins adds Wommack to Finance Practice in Houston

Vinson & Elkins has added to its Finance Practice Group with partner Trevor Wommack, who focuses his practice on syndicated lending in the energy sector. Wommack, who joins the firm from Bracewell, will be based in V&E’s Houston office.

Wommack handles a range of lender-side work in the energy space, with particular emphasis on upstream exploration and production reserve-based financings. His experience includes representing foreign and domestic lending institutions as administrative agents in connection with upstream, midstream, and energy services credit facilities, including revolving loans, term loans, letter of credit facilities, swingline facilities, and bank guarantee facilities. Wommack has also represented lenders in workout and pre-bankruptcy situations.

Wommack has represented a number of institutional lenders, including Bank of America, JPMorgan, Macquarie, Societe General, and Wells Fargo. His past engagements include representation of Wells Fargo as administrative agent in an upstream exploration and production reserve-based $500 million senior secured credit facility to a private equity-backed energy company focused in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin; and representation of Wells Fargo as administrative agent in connection with a $1 billion revolving credit agreement subject to an oil and gas reserve‐based borrowing base to Triangle USA Petroleum Corp.

Wommack received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He also holds dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

V&E’s Finance Practice Group consists of more than 50 attorneys. The group is active in an array of financing transactions, especially in the energy sector, where it represents arrangers, mezzanine investors and other alternative lenders, financial sponsors, and corporate borrowers throughout the energy chain, including upstream oil and gas, midstream, refining, oilfield services, power generation and distribution, and renewables.

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