Gerard J. Swonke

Gerard J. Swonke

Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-581-8184
888-323-0989 (Toll Free)
Fax:
713-237-0401
Email:

GERARD J. SWONKE, a native of Houston, Texas, was born November 29, 1944. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of St. Thomas in 1967 and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1974. Mr. Swonke served as in-house counsel to Aminoil, Inc. from 1975 to 1985, when he became of counsel to the Greenberg Peden Law firm and then later to the McConn Law Firm. Mr. Swonke is a member of the Houston and Texas Bar Associations, as well as the Federal Southern and Eastern District Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. His areas of primary concentration are oil and gas, and contract law and can practice in both federal and state jurisdictions.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Oil and Gas
  • 20% Corporate Governance
  • 15% Employment Law
  • 15% Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Texas - Mexico Bar Association, Member
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Member
  • ATP Oil and Gas Company, Board of Directors (1996) and Chairman of the Audit Committee (2001)-2014
  • Pope John XXIII High School, Board of Trustees, 2002-2011
  • Girls, Inc, General Counsel to Board of Directors, 2007 - 2010
  • University of St. Thomas, Served on Alumni Board of Directors, 1981 - 1982

Past Employment Positions

  • The McConn Law Firm, Of Counsel
  • Greenberg, Peden, Siegmyer & Oshman, P.C. , Of Counsel, 1985 - 2001
  • Aminoil, Inc., In-house Counsel, 1975 - 1985
  • McAninch and Haggerty, P.C.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member Pope John XXIII High School, 2000 - Present
  • Committeeman Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2005 - Present
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors Forest Lawn Cemetery of Houston, Inc., 2014 - Present
  • General Council to the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. , 2007 - 2010
  • President of St. Michael School Board, 1992 - 1996
  • Member St. Michael Parish Counsel , 1993 - 1996
  • Served on the Alumni Board of Directors, 1981 - 1982