July 10, 2014 - David Patton, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Houston office and Co-Chair of the Firm's Energy Practice Group, has been elected Chair of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section is the oldest section of the State Bar of Texas, having been formed in 1938, and is also one of the largest with more than 3,000 members. Its goal is to promote excellence in the practice of oil, gas and energy resources law by monitoring legal developments, providing education, encouraging and facilitating practice in the area, and promoting ethics and professionalism.
Patton has more than 35 years of experience in various legal aspects of the oil and gas industry. He was lead attorney in more than $4 billion in oil and gas property transactions in 2011-2013, and is a frequent speaker on energy issues. A Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Patton is also active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. In 2013, he was named to the Houston Business Journal's “Who's Who in Energy,” a list of the paper's top 100 most influential Houston business leaders in the energy industry.
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