Bio

Background

I’m a native Houstonian and the son of two petroleum geologists. Working for energy clients is a natural fit. Before launching this blog, I began tracking recent cases, articles, and other developments to stay up to date on oil and gas law. I learned early in my legal career that my familiarity with my clients’ business and my commitment to lifelong learning  about my practice is a great benefit to the clients I serve.

Education

J.D. (with honors) from the University of Chicago Law School in 2014

B.A. in Government (with highest honors) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011

Publications, Presentations, and Events

Recent Developments in the Discovery Rule and Fraudulent Concealment Doctrines, presented at the UT Law CLE Page Keaton Civil Litigation Conference (October 2016)

Are Modern Compensatory Royalty Clauses Unenforceable Penalties? Five Factors to Guide the Analysis, published in the Section Report of Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources Section of the Texas bar (July 2016)

An Uncertain Fate for Oil and Gas Midstream Agreements, published in EnergyLaw360 Expert Analysis (February 2016)

Co-chair, the Institute for Energy Law Young Energy Professionals’ General Counsel Forum in Houston, Texas (2015, 2016, and 2017)

In the Legal Community

Advisory Board Member and Young Energy Professionals Committee, the Institute for Energy Law

Energy Counsel Committee, Houston Young Lawyers’ Association

Leadership Academy, Houston Young Lawyers’ Association (Class of 2017); Committee Co-chair (Class of 2018)

Member, Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law Section of the Houston Bar

Member, Oil, Gas, & Natural Resources Section of the Texas Bar

Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Outside the office

I enjoy spending time with my family and also CrossFit as time allows.