Managing Counsel Litigation
Marcela Berdion-Straub is Managing Counsel Litigation at TotalEnergies in Houston, Texas. Marcela manages a complex litigation and disputes docket of commercial, royalty, and other claims for TotalEnergies’ onshore and offshore exploration and production activities in the United States, works with and advises management on litigation avoidance, and is responsible for labor and employment related disputes and legal advice across TotalEnergies’ affiliates in the United States. Marcela is also the Chair of TotalEnergies’ U.S. Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining TotalEnergies in 2017, Marcela was a litigation and trial attorney at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. She represented clients with complex commercial disputes in litigation, arbitration and corporate investigations. Her cases frequently involved international parties, issues, or jurisdictions. Marcela represented clients in federal and state court, and in international arbitration disputes administered under the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and ad hoc matters. Marcela also represented companies and audit committees in investigations and disclosures to the SEC and DOJ regarding potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Marcela is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.