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Leadership | Key Energy Services
Lynn Coleman Director
Lynn Coleman | Key Energy Services
Mr. Coleman has been a member of the Board since October 2007.
As a partner in the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, Mr. Coleman founded and led the firm's energy practice for 20 years.
retired from the Skadden partnership in 2007.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Coleman served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy and later as Deputy Secretary.
From March 2008 through April 2010, Mr. Coleman served on the Supervisory Board of Lyondell Basell Industries, a large chemical company with operations in the U.S. and abroad.
In May 2008, he also was appointed to the board of directors (non-executive Chair) of Total Holdings USA, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a large international oil company.
In June 2010, Mr. Coleman was appointed to the board of directors of Defense Group Inc., a privately-owned corporation involved in defense and national security contracts, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.
In December 2012, Mr. Coleman was appointed to the board of directors of Standard Solar, Inc., a privately held corporation involved in development and installation of solar systems at the residential, commercial and municipal level.
In 2007 and 2008, he was a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, offering a seminar on energy and environmental law.
He has also been appointed adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law offering a similar seminar.
He holds an LLB degree from the University of Texas and a BA from Abilene Christian College.
COLEMAN LYNN R
1301 MCKINNEY STREET
COLEMAN LYNN R
1301 MCKINNEY STREET
Defense Group Inc. (DGI)
Lynn R. Coleman
Lynn Coleman, a retired partner (1981-2007) in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, founded the firm's energy practice and was its practice leader for 20 years.
This practice grew to be one of the world's largest and most comprehensive.
Mr. Coleman received his B.A. from Abilene Christian College in 1961; his L.L.B. with honors from the University of Texas in 1964, where he was an Editor, Texas LawReview.
He then served as Law Clerk to Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, (1964-1965).
Mr. Coleman began law practice with Vinson & Elkins in Houston Texas, where he concentrated in oil and natural gas law, representing natural gas pipelines and producers, and became a partner in 1972.
In 1977, he was nominated by President Carter to serve as General Counsel of the newly formed Department of Energy.
He later was appointed Deputy Secretary.
He therefore served as the top lawyer and a senior policy maker during this stressful and transformative period from 1977-1971.
Mr. Coleman's experience includes extensive work with experts in the fields of engineering, geology, economics, accounting, banking, environmental science, nuclear science and national security.
Mr. Coleman has been an Adjunct Professor at the Law Schools of the University of Virginia and the University of Texas (Austin), conducting seminars on energy and environmental law (2007-2010).
He currently serves on boards of directors of, Key Energy Services (Corporate Governance Committee) and TOTAL Holdings U.S.A., Inc (non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors).
He also serves on the Board on the non-profit Piedmont Environmental Council in Virginia.