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BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • Texas

EDUCATION
  • University of Utah M.B.A. and Juris Doctor
  • Calif. State Univ., Long Beach B.S. in Marketing; German minor


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Founding board member, vice president and corporate secretary, The Woodlands (Texas) Bar Association, 2005-2008; president 2008-2009.
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (formerly known as American Corporate Counsel Assn.), Washington, D.C. National Leadership: Chair of the International Energy Committee, 1999-2000. Vice chair of Energy Committee, 2005-2007.
    Houston Chapter Leadership: Member of board of directors for 2005 - 2006.
  • Houston Area Chapter President, J. Reuben Clark Law Society (international ethical and religious legal organization), 2002-2003. Current member of Houston Chapter Advisory Board.
  • University of Utah Alumni Association, Houston Chapter founding board member and president, 2011 - 2014.
  • "At large" board member, Electric Power Supply Assn. (Washington D.C.-based national trade association of non-utility electric power suppliers formed by the merger of the Electric Generation Association and the National Independent Energy Producers), 1997 - 1998.
  • Board member, Electric Generation Assn.: 1994 - 1995.
  • Board member, National Independent Energy Producers: 1992 - 1994.
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Diego County Municipal & Superior Courts, Small Claims Division (1993 - 1999).



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Negotiation and closure of over $18.5 billion worth of transactions spanning six continents while serving in the following capacities:

  • Solo practitioner supporting corporate, transactional, and dispute resolution matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, project financings, equipment procurement, and construction activities.
  • Vice president and general counsel of publicly-traded group of oilfield services companies. Responsible for all legal affairs (including litigation management, corporate secretarial functions, compliance, insurance procurement and coordination) and lead negotiation responsibilities on acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Sole U.S. division counsel for a privately-held European conglomerate with global responsibility for supporting large-scale electric power plant and refinery project development, construction, financing, and operational issues.
  • Assistant general counsel for significant subsidiaries of U.S. Fortune 500 corporations engaged in electric power plant development, financing, and operations activities on five continents, and related sales of power plant and refinery equipment and systems.

Teaching Assignments and Significant Speaking Engagements

2012

The Woodlands Bar Association (The Woodlands Texas)
- Renewable Energy: Inquiring Minds Want to Know.
   

2011

J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Meeting (Dallas, Texas)
- Facilitator for International Counsel Roundtable Discussion (60 participants)
   

2010

Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting (Austin, Texas)
- "Roof-top Solar Panels for Commercial Buildings"
   

2009

Procurement Executives Group National Meeting (Houston, Texas)
- Bankruptcy 101 -- Issues for Procurement Practices
   
2008
Woodlands Bar Association (The Woodlands, Texas)
- Doing Business in Latin American -- Legal and Cultural Pitfalls for North Americans
   
2007
University of Texas School of Law / State Bar of Texas 29th Annual Corporate Counsel Institutes (Houston and Dallas)
- "M&A:  Letter of Intent Through Integration to Disposition"
   
2000
American Corporate Counsel Association Annual Meeting Presentations (Washington D.C.):
- "Legal Compliance for Global Organizations"
- "International Financing Issues:  Where the U.S. Government Can Help"
   
1999
American Corporate Counsel Association, Annual Meeting Presentations (San Diego)
- "Do's and Don'ts in Drafting International Arbitration Clauses"
- "Finding and Retaining Foreign Counsel"
   
1998
American Corporate Counsel Association, Annual Meeting Presentation (Washington D.C.)
- Cultural and Legal Issues Involved With Doing Business in China
   
1990-1991:
Pepperdine University, Irvine, California --M.B.A. program, business law instructor
   
1985-1987:
California State University, Long Beach -- M.B.A. program, business law instructor

 
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