Chairman of the firm and member of the Management Committee. Practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings. Serves as principal outside counsel to public and private companies in the exploration and production, oilfield service, insurance and manufacturing industries. Represents a number of major investment banks.
Joined V&E in May 1981; admitted to partnership in January 1989. Recognized as one of 12 corporate lawyers in the U.S. as Dealmaker of the Year by a leading legal publication. Also listed: NACD Directorship 100, 2015-2017; Chambers Global - Corporate/M&A, 2005-2018; Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year" Corporate Law - Houston, 2014; The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law, 1995-2018; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2007-2018; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 1995-2018; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 1995-2018.
Chairman, Houston Museum of Natural Science; Board of Visitors, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Board Member, Greater Houston Partnership; Director, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Director, Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society Ltd.; Past Director, State Bar of Texas; Past President, Houston Bar Association; Past Chair, Houston Bar Foundation; Past President, Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas A&M University, BBA, Magna Cum Laude, 1978; Southern Methodist University, JD, 1981 (Editor, SMU Law Review).