O’Melveny Worldwide

Cheryl Looper is corporate counsel in O’Melveny’s Houston office. Cheryl has an extensive M&A practice managing a wide range of transactions covering acquisitions, divestitures, investments and spinoffs (asset and equity), for energy and non-energy clients. Cheryl also has a wealth of experience with oil and gas assets, private equity funds, institutional investors and independent sponsors in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and securities transactions, as well as day-to-day corporate governance.

Cheryl also provides pro bono service to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, serving as volunteer attorney representing clients in guardianship cases through the Medical Legal Partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital.



Bar Admission

  • Texas


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.: Hinton Moot Court Competition; 2012 D. Francis Bustin Prize
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government: with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Honors Thesis Program

Professional Activities


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


  • The Honorable Hilda G. Tagle, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • “An Unsettling Possibility: How Shale Gas Production Increases the Potential for Loss Through Adverse Possession,” OGEL 5 (2012)


  • “Mexican Hydrocarbon Governance: A Developing Story,” Cheryl Looper and Laura McMahon, OGEL 3 (2014)

Board Service

  • Petroleum Club of Houston, Young Professionals Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services, Chancellor (General Counsel), Member, Board of Directors