• Biography

    Brad Richards is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an insightful legal problem solver and project leader with global experience. He has a reputation for responding quickly and providing insight and legal acumen while demonstrating very real interest and concern about client needs. Brad also understands how technology intersects with and impacts the energy business. Whether serving as outside general counsel, supporting the financing needs of international banks, advising upstream and offshore energy companies, analyzing the needs of technology companies, providing support for international compliance, or leading by example to members of his own legal team, Brad provides innovative and authoritative solutions with integrity. He is able to draft documents on the fly, negotiate effectively across cultures, and motivate and lead a diverse team of professionals in the furtherance of his clients’ interests.

    With more than 30 years of cross-border experience representing international banks, energy companies, entrepreneurs, consultants, service providers, project developers, and foreign investors in projects in the U.S., UK, Japan, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and many other countries in Western Europe, South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the states of the Former Soviet Union (more than 80 jurisdictions in all), Brad is well-positioned to respond to dynamic transactions involving diverse participants that may change mid-stream and require novel solutions. These tools have enabled Brad to successfully assist clients in developing new projects and restructure and work out existing ones in the U.S. and emerging markets.

    He also advises on LNG transportation and development projects. Brad’s experience also includes the restructuring of leases for offshore drilling rigs for drilling operators, the financing of drilling rigs for drilling operators, the financing of offshore platforms for drilling operators, and various other financings for vessels. He also has experience buying and selling drilling rigs, service vessels and other ships. Brad has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston, teaching International Business Transactions and International Financial Transactions, and has been an active member in the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) for more than 20 years.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Iowa, 1984, with distinction, Symposium Editor, Iowa Law Review, Vol. 69
    • B.A., International Relations, Brown University, 1980, with honors
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Languages

    • German
    • Spanish