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Edward Butts Poitevent, II, American lawyer.


II, Edward Butts Poitevent, was born on October 19, 1949 in New Orleans. Son of Eads and Elizabeth (Schramm) P.


Bachelor, Tulane University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1974.


Associate Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, 1974-1979, partner, 1979-1991, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans, 1991—2001. Of counsel King & Spalding, Houston, 2002—2004. Senior counsel Akin, Gump, Strauss Hower & Feld, since 2004.

Member ad hoc committee Pipeline division Louisiana Office of Conservation. Member advisory council Louisiana Mineral Law Institute.


President Louisiana chapter Leukemia Society of America, Incorporated, New York Orleans, 1991. Trustee Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, 1988-1993. Co-chairman oil and gas section Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 36th Annual Institute, Santa Fe.

Trustee-at-large Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1995-1997. Member American Bar Association (section on natural resources, energy and environmental law natural gas and oil committees, litigation section energy litigation committee, chair program committee, editor energy litigation committee newsletter, chair energy litigation committee natural gas marketing and translations committee, member council 1994-1998, member nominating committee 1995-1996, Continuing Legal Education officer 1995-1996, member executive committee 1996-1997), Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association, American Association Petroleum Landmen (chair ad hoc committee on model form gas Balancing Agreement), Association International Petroleum NEgotiators (model forum government agreement 2002-2003).


Married Julia Dunbar Baños, December 29, 1972. Children: Sarah Dunbar, Elizabeth Grehan, Edward Scott, Mary McCutchen.