Shaw Ottis is Deputy General Counsel with Freeport LNG Development, L.P. He joined Freeport LNG in 2011. Prior to working at Freeport LNG, Mr. Ottis was an attorney in King & Spalding LLP’s Houston Office as a member of the Global Transactions Practice Group. As outside counsel with King & Spalding, Mr. Ottis focused his efforts representing owners in developing energy infrastructure projects, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, power plants, pipelines, and bulk storage and terminal facilities. The majority of those projects were developed through non-recourse project finance structures utilizing lump sum, turnkey EPC contracts. When Freeport LNG decided to undertake an effort to develop a natural gas liquefaction project at its existing LNG import facility in Freeport, Texas, Mr. Ottis joined Freeport LNG’s in-house legal department to lead the EPC development effort. At Freeport LNG, Mr. Ottis drafted and negotiated three EPC contracts (total value of approximately $7.5 billion) for three liquefaction trains currently under construction by Freeport LNG. He also leads Freeport LNG’s legal efforts for a number of owner scope items related to the planned liquefaction project (including several new pipelines, the construction of a new LNG loading dock and a natural gas liquids storage and trucking facility). Mr. Ottis is also involved in Freeport LNG’s federal, state and local permitting processes related to its liquefaction project. Mr. Ottis graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He worked as an engineer for Conoco for several years before entering law school. In 2005, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, serving as an Articles Editor on the Houston Law Review.