David Strickland | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

David Strickland

Partner, Houston

David Strickland is a partner in White & Case’s Global Project Finance Practice and our Global Oil & Gas Industry Group. David focuses exclusively on construction transactions, primarily representing owners in their major projects throughout the U.S. and world.


David works with clients from the conceptual drawing board through the punchlist and beyond. He assists in determining the best project delivery system, then writes and negotiates project agreements, including EPC, EPCM, construction, construction management, engineering, architectural, equipment supply, and professional services agreements, and assists with resolving (or avoiding) construction-related disputes. David represents clients in a variety of industries on projects ranging from US$10 million to more than US$10+ billion. Some recent examples include petrochemical facilities, refineries, power plants, natural gas and crude oil pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facilities, manufacturing facilities, and mixed-use and high rise developments.

Bars and Courts

  • Texas State Bar
  • Mississippi State Bar


  • JD, George Washington University
  • BS, Tulane University, Civil Engineering


  • English


Representing an LNG company in the drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements to develop its LNG export facility near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.*

Representing an energy company in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for the construction of a crude oil pipeline of approximately 692 miles, which involves the conversion of approximately 432 miles of gas pipelines to crude service and building approximately 260 miles of new pipeline.*

Representing an IPP in connection with the drafting and negotiation of the EPC and long-term service agreement for a 488 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility, to be located in Pennsylvania.*

Representing a major refinery in connection with the development, drafting and negotiation of EP, EPCM, EPC and construction contracts for expansion of its refinery facilities in Texas and Louisiana.*

Representing an energy company in the drafting and negotiation of an EPC agreement for its LNG liquefaction facility for three LNG trains, valued at $9.5 billion.*

* Matters prior to joining White & Case