Nick has successfully represented clients in a wide range of areas, including product liability, complex commercial litigation and environmental matters. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the nation and has also advised energy industry clients in regulatory matters. Nick’s extensive litigation experience includes the resolution of complex discovery disputes, motion practice, expert witness work, and settlement negotiations, and he has successfully obtained the dismissal of numerous cases through dispositive motions and through early settlement negotiations.

Nick graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors, where he was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review.

Publications

Nicholas Deutsch & P. Randall Crump, The Power Struggle Over the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing, E&P Magazine, March 2014. 

Nicholas Deutsch, Hydraulic Fracturing: A Legal and Regulatory Primer, Houston Bar Association, April 11, 2013.

Blaine D. Edwards, E. James Shepherd & Nick Deutsch, Hydraulic Fracturing: Protecting Against Legal and Regulatory Risk, 109:15 Oil & Gas Journal, August 1, 2011, at 22. 

Nick Deutsch & Marlene Williams, ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston (HLAGH) Newsletter, Spring 2009, at 5. 

Presentations

Key Community and Regulatory Issues for Production in Frac Developments, Production Facilities for Frac Developments (PF-Frac), Houston, Texas on October 9, 2014.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc) Frac School, Houston, Texas, on September 29, 2014.

The Power Struggle Over Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation, Houston, Texas, on June 20, 2014.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)'s Frac School and Advanced Frac School, San Antonio, Texas, on June 6, 2014.

Oil and Gas: Fracking’s Economic Impact, KCMBA UMKC CLE Energy Symposium: Expanding Business Opportunities in the New Energy Environment, with Tom Loftus and David Pierce, Kansas City, Missouri, on May 8, 2014.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on February 17, 2014.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on November 11, 2013.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on September 9, 2013.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Advanced Frac School, Denver, Colorado, on July 16, 2013.

What the Frack is Going On? A Hydraulic Fracturing Primer for Lawyers, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas, on April 11, 2013.

Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Dallas, Texas, on April 8, 2013.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on January 28, 2013.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on November 14, 2012.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on September 19, 2012.

How Fracing Has Changed the Energy Sector: Legal and Regulatory Trends, ACC Symposium, with James Shepherd, Houston, Texas, on August 23, 2012.

Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Advanced Frac School, Branson, Missouri, on June 28, 2012.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Best Legal & Technical Practices, Oil & Gas Industry CLE, with James Shepherd, Houston, Texas, on March 30, 2012.

Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on February 27, 2012.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Separating Fact from Fiction on the Front Lines, American Association of Professional Landmen Texas Land Institute, with Randy Crump, Houston, Texas, on September 13, 2011.

Data Privacy and Security for Lawyers: A Primer, Houston Bar Association, with Derek Lisk, on January 14, 2011.

Complex Litigation Tactics: Lone Pine Orders and Iqbal/Twombly, Annual Update of the Law, with James Shepherd, Kansas City, Missouri, on June 17, 2010.

Data Privacy and Cyber-Security Breaches, Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston Loss Prevention Managers’ Meeting, Houston, Texas, on May 11, 2010.