Month: December 2017

A University of Texas Law Area of Concentration

 

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University of Texas at Austin Law
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A longtime executive in the oil and gas industry, Duke Ligon is an Oklahoma City-based businessman who recently joined Peter J. Solomon Company as senior advisor. Duke Ligon also serves as an advisory board member for the University of Texas at Austin Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law.

In partnership with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, the center offers a law degree concentration in global energy, international arbitration, and environmental law that combines critical discussion, collaborative research, policy analysis, and hands-on experience in urgent areas of natural-resource and energy policy. In addition to offering students the flexibility to combine three distinct areas of education, the center produces the UT Law Grid blog, which has fostered vital debate in contentious areas such as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The center also facilitates the Distinguished Lecture Series, in which visiting speakers cover important topics in global energy and environmental law. Notable past speakers include Mexican senator Ninfa Salinas Sada, who spoke on the future direction of Mexico’s environmental and energy sectors.

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Duke Ligon Joins Peter J. Solomon Company as a Senior Advisor

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Duke Ligon
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Duke Ligon is an accomplished Oklahoma City attorney and business leader with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. He led Devon Energy Corporation for decades and presently serves on the boards of companies such as BlueKnight Energy Partners, LP, and Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc. Expanding his leadership responsibilities, Duke Ligon recently accepted a senior advisory position with the Peter J. Solomon Company.

As reported by the Westminster College News, the new position builds on a longstanding relationship with the Houston-based firm’s energy advisory practice. Peter J. Solomon Company CEO Marc S. Cooper described a sense of excitement in welcoming the Oklahoma City executive to his senior advisory team. In particular, Mr. Ligon has long served as a mentor to energy group members, and he has a unique vantage point that spans Wall Street and the oil sector.

In the news article, Mr. Ligon additionally mentioned the long-lasting career impetus he received from Dr. William Parrish at Westminster College when he studied there. In addition to propelling him on a quest to improve his learning, Dr. Parrish introduced him to unique synergies between the law, oil, and banking.