Mr. Grundy has over thirty-five years of experience in a variety of domestic and international oil and gas matters, including three years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, in Washington D.C. He represents mineral owners in their negotiations with oil and gas companies and in researching and resolving title issues and disputes. He also represents oil and gas companies, service and supply companies, host governments, universities and institutes, international organizations, and financial institutions on international oil and gas issues.
Mr. Grundy has substantial expertise and experience in international energy law and policy, and the general representation of U.S. companies in international business transactions with a particular focus on compliance issues including anti-corruption and economic sanctions. He has worked in all major oil producing regions of the world, with particular emphasis on Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (1989-1992);
Partner and Associate, Hutcheson & Grundy LLP, Houston, TX (1980-1989)
University of Houston (J.D. 1980); Washington and Lee University (B.A. 1975)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas; Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section; International Law Section (Director, 2010 – present; Chair-Elect, 2014-2015)
Houston Bar Association; Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section (Director, 2006-2008); International Law Section (Director, 2005-2008, Chair, 2008-2009)
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (Director, 1997-1999, 2004-2006, Chair, U.S. Chapter, 2006-2009)
National Association of Royalty Owners
"FCPA Malpractice Liability Concerns for Outside Counsel: The Saybolt Case and Its Progeny." OGEL Volume 1, Issue 5, December 2003, available at http://www.gasandoil.com/ogel/authors/welcome.html
"Open For Business: Energy Prospects in Libya- Legal Considerations." Greater Houston Partnership Africa Business Forum Committee and Middle East Business Forum Committee, Houston, Texas, June 2004.
"Deepwater Africa and Onshore Transparency Risks - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Concerns." Second Annual Global Deepwater Strategies Conference, Houston, Texas, June 2004 and London, England , July 2004.
"Anatomy of a Production Sharing Contract." TexasBar CLE Course On Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resource Law, San Antonio, Texas, September 2004.