Jerry Davis Clark
Houston, TX 77027
Ten years’ strong transactional experience, including contracting advisor roles for a major integrated US energy corporation.
oMaster Agreements and related service orders.
oIntellectual property, professional services, confidentiality, and compliance.
Commercial contracts drafting, redlining, and negotiation. Experience with real estate transactions, including complex commercial real estate leases.
Project management, transactional, and supervisory at a US interstate natural gas pipeline.
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW HOUSTON, 2017 - Forward
Volunteer Judge for Student Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Tournaments
Observe opposing student teams during mock negotiation and dispute resolution sessions.
Provide direct feedback to individual students, as well as official session scoring.
HARRIS COUNTY TEXAS PRECINCT LEVEL ELECTION OFFICIAL, 2008 - Forward
Alternate Precinct Judge and Precinct Clerk
Setup, operate, and closeout electronic voting systems.
Assist the Precinct Judge running the precinct, pursuant to the Texas Election Code.
CONTRACT ATTORNEY PROJECTS, Houston, Texas, 2017 - Forward
Commercial contracts drafting and redlining, including: master agreements and orders, consulting, engagement, purchasing, and confidentiality.
Document review, eDiscovery.
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., Houston, Texas, 2008 - 2016
Contract Advisor - Embedded attorney within commercial units
Supply chain management, compliance, and corporate governance
Drafted and negotiated various types of contracts with outside parties, including: master purchase sales agreements and related service orders, intellectual property (software licensing and publication subscriptions), consulting, professional services, equipment, indemnification, and confidentiality.
Coordinated with corporate compliance, insurance, legal, and commercial subject matter experts facilitating commercial business transactions.
Coordinated with corporate governance function facilitating joint venture formations, signature authority delegations, and company legal entities review.
Facilitated corporate policies compliance for liquefied natural gas (LNG) transactions.
Drafted international agreements, including master LNG marketing and trading agreements and related confirmation notices for LNG tanker cargo transactions.
Reviewed LNG contractual terms. Identified risks and mitigation options.
LAW OFFICE OF JERRY D. CLARK, P.C., Houston, Texas, 2007 - 2008
Commercial transactions, business disputes, and probate matters
Prepared/filed motions and pleadings. Contractual disputes, materialman’s liens.
Abstracted complex commercial real estate leases. Prepared deeds and documents.
Court appointments for probate and guardianship attorney ad litem role.
CONTRACT ATTORNEY PROJECTS, Houston, Texas, 2006 - 2008
Performed electronic document review at Gibbs & Bruns, L.L.P., Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, L.L.P., Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., and at other law firms.
El PASO CORP. (acquired Tenneco Energy, 1994), Houston, Texas
Senior Transportation Services Analyst
Developed key business processes to comply with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) mandates.
Coordinated software functionality development processes, testing, and implementation for key pipeline business scheduling activities.
Served on Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB) committees.
Staff Volume Analyst
Managed operational scheduling for three interstate natural gas pipelines.
Developed FERC compliant policies and procedures.
Supervisor of Contract Administration
Managed customer contracting function for three subsidiaries.
Prepared and administered a departmental budget of $5+ million.
Senior Gas Contracts Analyst
Developed marketing forecasts and proposals for interstate natural gas transportation.
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi.
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Journal: Currents: International Trade Law Journal – Editor
Publications: Jerry Clark, Note, Opportunity Knocks: The Role of International Trade Arbitration in Reducing International Trade Barriers and Addressing Environmental Concerns, Currents: Int’l Trade L.J., Winter 2004, at 41.
Coursework: Includes Mock Trial Litigation, Mediation, Contracts Negotiations and Drafting, Corporate Law, Admiralty, and International Law.
Internships: The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution: Assisted development of international dispute resolution programs and initiatives. Assisted development of paper seminar course for law students.
Office of Harris County Attorney: Performed case law and statute legal research. Assisted managing attorney in preparation of pretrial motions.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, Texas
Master of Business Administration; Finance
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marketing