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Manager Risk Management

Katy, TX, 77450
August 16, 2012

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Katy Texas 77450



• Environmental, remediation, regulatory, risk management, litigation avoidance, litigation, contracts, compliance, oil & gas, and corporate policy issues.

• Nationwide, multi-party, complex environmental litigation.

• CWA, RCRA, TSCA, NRDA, CERCLA, CAA, and other environmental matters.

• Supervision and testimony development of expert witnesses specializing in hydrogeology, biodegradation, computer modeling, ground water containment, natural resource damages, and ground water remediation.

• Corporate restructuring, investor relations, and business development.

• Team builder/manager/supervisor of in-house, and outside, counsel and expert witnesses.

• Degreed geologist with in-depth understanding of environmental issues, risks, and laws.


01/2005 – Present Senior Attorney, Law Office of Joel Hubscher, PLLC, Katy TX

Provide legal support on environmental, regulatory compliance, litigation, and contracts for nationwide Shell Oil Company matters. Managed consultants in data interpretation, fate & transport and attenuation testimony, as well as source, pathway, and receptor analysis. Supervised and coordinated experts on trial theme development, trial reports, discovery, and trial testimony. Lead counsel for a Colorado mining company, negotiating and drafting contracts, advising on ground water use and protection, remediation issues, and regulatory matters.

05/2002 – 12/2004 Senior Attorney, Shell Oil Company, Houston TX

Responsible for nationwide HS&E and regulatory issues for retail, transportation, and refinery clients including environmental assessment, agency negotiations and settlements, consent decrees, and remedial action plans regarding soil, ground water, and air impacts. Reviewed, negotiated, and drafted contracts. Managed nationwide environmental litigation alleging soil and ground water impacts by crude oil, gasoline components, and chemicals from service stations, refineries, pipelines, and trucking activities; developed trial themes; selected and hired expert witnesses; depositions; document discovery; prepared corporate witnesses. Handled oil & gas upstream contracts and environmental issues. Managed consulting geologists, hydrogeologists, chemists, biologists, and computer modelers, as well as testifying experts. Handled natural resource damage claims, including successfully negotiating settlements with state agency/trustee representatives on alleged wetlands, ground water, and surface impacts.

Collaborated with business groups on litigation avoidance and proactive efforts. Conducted educational seminars for clients on liability, risk management, and discovery. Attorney for Shell Global Solutions’ soil and ground water research and technology geologists, hydrogeologists, chemists, biologists, and computer modelers.

05/1998 – 05/2002 Senior Attorney, Equiva Services, Houston TX

Managed the majority of the environmental litigation in the U.S. for the Shell-Texaco alliance companies, Equilon and Motiva; provided legal advice on air, surface, and ground water environmental laws and regulations; liability analysis and risk management as a member of corporate task force; reviewed, negotiated, and drafted contracts; defended personal injury (retail and refinery clients) and contract (supply and construction) litigation.

05/1991 - 05/1998 Attorney/Senior Attorney, Texaco, Inc., Denver CO

Handled upstream oil & gas, environmental, regulatory, litigation, and contract issues including environmental suits alleging hydraulic fracturing; worked extensively on numerous oil & gas matters including lease negotiations and drafting, royalty payments, exception locations, geophysical data acquisition and trespass, easements, pooling, and surface use. Negotiated and drafted supply contracts and handled personal injury litigation. I was promoted, because of my outstanding efforts in client support, to senior attorney before the legal department minimum standard.

06/1990 - 09/1990 Law Clerk, CERCLA Litigation Section, Colorado Attorney General, Denver CO

Researched legal issues for enforcement of state laws and rights regarding CERCLA sites including insurance coverage for environmental impacts; surface use impacts and restrictions; public comment opportunities and procedures; and inspection procedures at CERCLA sites under international treaties.

Geologist and Geophysicist

Worked on federally funded geothermal energy project; processed geophysical data as a consultant for major oil and gas companies; and oil & gas explorationist for major oil company.


J.D. University of Denver, College of Law, Denver CO., rank: 33/192

Editor: Water Court Reporter; Student tutor for College of Law

B.S. Geological Sciences, State University of New York, Albany


Member, Colorado State Bar

Member, Texas State Bar

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