Danielle E. Osburn



Danielle (Dannye) Osburn is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. Dannye focuses her practice primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and transactional matters across industries, with an emphasis on the energy industry. Her practice also includes counseling businesses on general corporate matters. While in law school, Dannye served as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.

Representative Energy Transactions

  • Represented a Houston private equity firm in the acquisition of a pipeline system in the Permian basin
  • Represented a Houston private equity firm in the development of a crude tall oil fractionation facility in Texas
  • Represented a major oil company in $10.5 billion share purchase with BHP Billiton pursuant to which the oil company agreed to acquire substantially all of BHP Billiton's onshore US oil and gas properties
  • Represented seller in $400 million sale of interest in offshore GOM oil and gas platform

Representative General M&A Transactions

  • Represented purchaser of membership interests of an accounting services company
  • Represented UK-based school bus/transportation services company in numerous nationwide acquisitions
  • Represented a zinc-oxide business in its formation, organization, financing (equity and debt)
  • Represented founder of Texas-based industrial painting contracting company in sale of stock to Texas company
  • Represented purchaser of membership interests of a healthcare staffing company

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Associate Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, (2016), cum laude
    • Dean's List Recipient
    • Michael C. Barrett Endowed Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, (2013), magna cum laude
    • Phi Alpha Phi Honors Fraternity


  • Texas (2016)