As both a lawyer and petroleum engineer with substantial operations and legal experience in the oil and gas industry, my focus is on oil and gas sector disputes where that background can be of benefit.
    • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1972
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas, 1979
    • Petroleum Engineer/Offshore Drilling Foreman at Pennzoil Company and Conoco, Inc. with substantial experience designing and supervising all types of offshore drilling and production operations, including simultaneous drilling and production from platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, gravel-packing, exploratory drilling from drillships, semisubmersibles, tenders, and jackups in the North Sea, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, and Gulf of Mexico;
    • Vice President Legal and Vice President Contracts and Marketing for Diamond M Company, a drilling contractor operating barge rigs, jackups, semi-submersibles, drillships and platform rigs worldwide, and affiliated companies.
    • Vice President and General Counsel of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., an owner and operator of jackups, semi-submersibles, and drillships operating in deepwater and worldwide.
    • Over 20 years in the private practice of law, with an emphasis on oil and gas sector and maritime transactions, including purchases, sales, leases, charters, operating agreements, drilling contracts, financing, joint operating agreements, production sharing.