Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chair of the Advisory Board, and made up of a number of vice chairs, practice committee chairs, program chairs and publications editors. It meets at least three times each year to review programs, finance, membership, publications and committee activities. Members of the Executive Committee generally serve for two years, and appointments other than the Chair, Senior Vice Chair and practice committee chairs can be renewed.

Chair, Advisory Board

Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.
Liskow & Lewis
Lafayette, LA

Senior Vice Chair

David M. Castro
Chief Litigation Counsel
Hess Corporation
Houston, TX

  • Chair of the E-Communications Committee

Vice Chairs

Vice Chair - Academic Outreach

Patrick Dunn
Shapiro & Dunn PLLC
Austin, TX

  • Chair of the Academic Outreach Committee

Vice Chair - Finance

Curtis R. Frasier
The Woodlands, TX

Vice Chairs - Membership

Becky A. McGee
Dallas, TX

  • Co-Chair of the Membership Committee 

Alex Cestero
Frank’s International N.V.
Houston, TX

  • Co-Chair of the Membership Committee

Vice Chair - Programs

Steven P. Otillar
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Houston, TX

  • Chair of the Programs Committee

Vice Chair - Strategic Planning

Jay G. Martin
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, & Sr. Deputy General Counsel
Baker Hughes Inc.
Houston, TX

  • Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

Vice Chairs

William R. Buck
General Counsel - Upstream Companies
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Rick L. Burleson
Paul Hastings LLP
Houston, TX

Mark D. Christiansen
McAfee & Taft
Oklahoma City, OK

Rachel Giesber Clingman
Vice President - Legal Americas
BHP Billiton Petroleum
Houston, TX

Sharon O. Flanery
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Charleston, WV

Stephen F. Gates
Special Counsel
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, TX

Murray A. Greene
Assistant General Counsel, Global Projects
BP America Inc.
Houston, TX

Michael P. Lennon, Jr.
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, TX

Daniel M. McClure
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Houston, TX

Hector A. Pineda
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX

Mark R. Robeck
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Washington, D.C.

David H. Sweeney
K&L Gates LLP
Houston, TX

Kenneth R. Vogel
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Houston, TX

Past Chairs

Immediate Past Chair

Wendy Daboval
General Counsel and Vice President, Land
Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Houston, TX

Past Chair

David F. Asmus
Head of Energy Transactions Practice
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX

Oil & Gas Law Conference Co-Chairs

Laura M. Robertson
Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Arbitration
ConocoPhillips Company
Houston, TX

J.J. McAnelly, III
Bracewell LLP
Houston, TX

Practice Committee Chairs

International Practice Committee Chair

Brian Bradshaw
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Committee Chair

Rick Kuebel
Locke Lord LLP
New Orleans, LA

Oil & Gas Practice Committee Chair

Richard C. Vint
Chief Attorney
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Houston, TX

Oilfield Services Practice Committee Chair

Michael B. Bennett
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, TX

Power & Alternative Energy Practice Committee Chair

Ann A. Hawkins
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Houston, TX

Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee Chair

Elizabeth E. Klingensmith
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX

Editors

Administrative Editor - Oil and Gas Reporter

Bruce M. Kramer
Professor Emeritus, Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
and of Counsel, McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX

Managing Editor - The Energy Law Advisor

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr.
Dallas, TX

    Ex Officio

    Michael J. Marchand
    President, The Center for American and International Law
    Plano, TX

    Jay E. Ray
    Director, Institute for Energy Law
    The Center for American and International Law
    Plano, TX