Robert Stephen Molina


Robert Molina
Lecturer, Finance and Managerial Economics
Director, MS Energy Management Program
Email
(972) 883-5891
Education
BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1970
JD, SMU School of Law, 1974
Courses
MECO 6318 Energy Economics
MECO 4342 Financial and Business Negotiation Analysis
ENGY 6330 Energy Law and Contracts
ENGY 3300 Introduction to Energy Technology
ENGY 6v99 Special Topics in Energy Management
FIN 3340 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets
ENGY 3340 Energy Law and Contracts
Biography
Dr. Molina has served as the Vice President/General Counsel at four large oil and gas companies---ARCO Oil and Gas Company; Vastar Resources, Inc.: Benton Oil and Gas Company; and, the Oman Oil Company, the national oil company of the Sultanate of Oman, located in Muscat, Oman. During his time at ARCO he was also the Chief Counsel for ARCO Latin America, residing in Caracas, Venezuela. His oil and gas legal practice has taken him all over the world. He spent the last ten years of his legal practice  as a senior oil and gas lawyer with two prominent law firms--- Patton Boggs, the largest lobbying firm in the US, and Dentons, which is the largest law firm in the world. Texas Governor Perry appointed him a Texas Member of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, where he served as Chair of the International Affiliate Committee until the end of his term limit. Molina continues with the IOGCC, and serves on the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee.  He also served as a Senior Advisor to the Bilateral US Arab Chamber of Commerce in Houston, and as a board member of the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. He came to UTD in January 2016.
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