Jay Blake is an associate in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Houston office.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Jay previously worked for five years as a natural gas trader at Citigroup Energy, Inc., rising to the level of Assistant Vice President. In this role, Jay facilitated producer-hedging activities for the bank’s natural gas producer/consumer clients, primarily in natural gas basis markets located in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast regions. Additionally, Jay played a key role in the bank’s physical natural gas strategy, including managing natural gas storage and pipeline transportation opportunities.
Areas of Practice
Jay regularly represents financial institutions, commodity trading companies, energy marketers, project developers, and other energy companies and investors in complex commodity and financing transactions that primarily cover the power and alternative energy sectors.
J.D., University of Houston, 2022, cum laude, Senior Notes & Comments Editor – Houston Business & Tax Law Journal
B.B.A., The University of Texas, Austin, 2014 (Energy Finance)