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.
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.
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.