J.D., University of Houston, 1990
M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Kansas, 1983
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 1976
Lynn worked in the oil and gas industry for Amoco (later BP) from 1977 through 2009. His original petroleum engineering career included projects and oversight of oil and gas operations in the Midcontinent, Rocky Mountains, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States as well as responsibilities in Canada and the North Sea. He spent two years coordinating Amoco’s world-wide production and drilling training. Working for Amoco’s natural gas pipeline affiliate while finishing law school, Lynn developed expertise in gas contracting, purchasing, marketing, and transportation.
Following law school at Tulsa University, DePaul, and the University of Houston, Lynn transferred into his company’s legal group where he relied on his industry expertise to assist in-house clients, joint defense groups, regulators, and trade associations in litigation management, regulatory and legislative advocacy, and counseling in the United States and Latin America. Lynn developed expertise in oil and gas law and environmental law. He was a member of a number of oil and gas trade organizations, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the long-term Chairman of Texas Oil and Gas Association’s Environmental Law Committee. He is a recent Chairman of the Houston Bar Association’s Environmental Section and has eagerly spoken at dozens of legal seminars and training sessions.
Now retired from BP, Lynn continues to take on consulting work for select organizations including ExxonMobil, Chesapeake Energy, and the American Petroleum Institute. Along with significant pro-bono work, Lynn is quenching his life-long desire to teach by doing so as an adjunct law professor at the University of Houston.