Thomas L. Cubbage III

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Thomas L. Cubbage III

Thomas L. Cubbage III

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

T.L. Cubbage is a seasoned advocate who represents energy businesses and others before courts and arbitral tribunals. He has appeared as first-chair counsel in cases involving multi-billion dollar amounts in controversy.

While devoting much of his time to clients in the oil and gas sector and co-chairing Covington’s Energy Litigation group, Mr. Cubbage represents clients in other industries and in disputes ranging from treaty claims to patent enforcement. He has litigated many cases against the federal government and argued before arbitrators in both commercial and investor-state disputes. For three years, he served as a senior in-house counsel for a global oil, natural gas, and chemicals business.

Outside the law, Mr. Cubbage enjoys competition of another kind: he is a past winner of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions and Jeopardy! College Championship (1989), and has also competed in Jeopardy!’s Ultimate Tournament of Champions (2005) and Battle of the Decades (2014).

Memberships and Affiliations

* American Law Institute, Member
* Members Consultative Group on the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration
* Members Consultative Group on the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance

* Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Previous Employment

* Kerr-McGee Corporation, Senior Counsel (2003-2006)

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Thomas L. Cubbage III
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Education
JD with High Honors
Class of 1992

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1989

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

Memberships
Member, US Law of International Commercial Arbitration
Current

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Member
Current

SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL ENERGY NEGOTIATORS AROUND THE WORLD TO ENHANCE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY COMMUNITY.

Career History
Partner
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Senior Counsel
2003 - 2006

Kerr-McGee Corp. is an energy and inorganic chemical. It subsidiaries, joint ventures and other affiliates have operations throughout the world. The company core business, which include exploration, production of oil and gas resources. It was founded in 1929 and is headquartered Oklahoma City, Ok

Transactions
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TPG Capital, LP, Texas Energy Future Holdings LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase TXU Corp. resulting in a new company Energy Future Holdings Corp.

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W&T Offshore, Inc. purchases Kerr-McGee Corp. /Gulf of Mexico Ops from Kerr-McGee Corp.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Oklahoma Bar
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