Director, Institute for Energy Law
Jay E. Ray is Director of the Institute for Energy Law. Prior to joining CAIL he was General Counsel for Pipeline Integrity Resources, Inc. (“PIR”) Before becoming PIR’s first General Counsel in 2012, he was a commercial litigator and appellate attorney in Dallas and Collin counties for fifteen years. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He has extensive experience in managing non-profit legal associations. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s 150,000 member Young Lawyers Division in 2006-07 and served as an officer or council member of that organization for nine years. He also served on the Council of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for nine years, including its Executive Committee for three years. He has also served in the ABA House of Delegates since 2003, representing the State Bar of Texas, two ABA divisions and as a Delegate-at-Large. He previously served on the board of directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He has worked with numerous young lawyer associations in the United States, Canada and Europe, including as a facilitator of strategic and tactical planning sessions.
Associate Director, Institute for Energy Law
Vickie Adams joined CAIL in April 2014 after moving to Texas from Oklahoma, and made the move to the Institute for Energy Law in May of 2015. Before joining CAIL full time, Vickie worked as Legal Counsel for an Oklahoma banking institution. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Photojournalism with a minor in Humanities from the University of Central Oklahoma and her law degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she is a member of the Order of the Coif. While completing her law degree, she served as an Articles Editor for the American Indian Law Review and earned a Certificate of Achievement from the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Vickie is responsible for all aspects of IEL's membership, conference registrations and social media. She also directly oversees the development of various IEL conferences and programs and works closely with conference co-chairs and faculty.
Staff Assistant (Part-time), Institute for Energy Law
Deirdre is responsible for helping throughout the development of IEL programs and conferences, and various office tasks.
Sponsorship Coordinator, The Center for American and International Law
Lilly Hogarth joined CAIL in 2011. With a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas and an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pavia in Italy, she is a certified Project Management Professional. She has worked principally in the telecommunications industry, and before joining The Center spent six years with Verizon in various project management and training roles. She is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of German. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Park Cities.
Lilly is directly responsible for all aspects of the Institute for Energy Law’s sponsorships. She also serves as CAIL’s Sponsorship Coordinator, facilitating sponsorships for CAIL’s various institutes, entities and programs.