Thomas Mark Kelly

Former Vice Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Thomas Mark Kelly

Thomas Mark Kelly

Former Vice Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Biography

T. Mark Kelly is on the board of Greater Houston Partnership and Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Chairman at Vinson & Elkins LLP, Vice Chairman-Parade Committee at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Inc., Fellow at Texas Bar Foundation, Inc., Fellow at Houston Bar Foundation, Member of Texas State Bar Association and Member of American Bar Association. He previously held the position of President at Houston Young Lawyers Association and President of Houston Bar Association. T. Mark Kelly received a graduate degree from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Number of Boards

11

Number of Awards

40

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Co-Founder at Standard Renewable Energy Group LLC

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Former Partner at Bracewell LLP

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Vice Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Former Vice Chairman at The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Vice President at TPH Partners LLC

TPH Partners makes middle-market equity investments in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors of the energy industry, seeking attractive entry points into businesses that provide long-term growth potential. The firm seeks to partner with talented management teams who have a solid business concept.TPH Partners acts as a majority investor and acquires controlling interest

Education
JD, Phi Delta Phi
Class of 1981

We are a global law school community of distinguished alumni residing throughout the United States and in more than 75 countries. Our faculty is well-recognized for its outstanding teaching and scholarly leadership in such areas as dispute resolution (including litigation), international and comparative law, intellectual property, corporate, commercial and tax law. We offer a rich curriculum of over 165 upper class courses in subjects such as oil and gas, health and environmental law. Over one-half of our upper class courses have fewer than 25 students; three-fourths have fewer than 50 students. The first year class is divided into three sections (two full-time and one part-time evening) of approximately 90 students each, with small legal writing sections of approximately 25 students each. We emphasize the vital skill of legal writing through our six-hour legal research, writing and advocacy course and an elective three-hour edited writing seminar. The law quadrangle provides an idyllic setting for learning. The Underwood Law Library houses the largest private law collection in the Southwest. The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn offers students an elegant backdrop for study breaks and meals. A secure wireless network is available in all law school buildings. Most importantly, our small size fosters a scholarly community that features interaction with faculty, attention to your personal needs, and lifelong friendships. We have an active student government, five respected law journals, six specialized legal clinics and two related projects, numerous moot court and mock trial competitions, and one of the finest Career Services Offices in the country. In addition, students participate in the thriving intellectual life of the school. We have been chosen as the national headquarters for the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. In 2006 the Institute brought over 225 appellate judges and attorneys from across the country to SMU, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the Chief Justices of Texas and Indiana, and the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit. Recently, the 35 students in our SMU Oxford program assisted with our Supreme Court Summit in which Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg, and Breyer participated, as did Justices from Europe's highest court, the European Court of Justice. In spring 2007, we were honored to host a group of distinguished Justices from the ECJ on campus. A thriving community of scholars call Dedman Law home. Our distinguished faculty, coupled with our intelligent and inquisitive student body personify Robert Dedman's words, "Leadership starts with learning."

BBA in Accounting, magna cum laude, Beta Alpha PSI, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma
Class of 1978

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Houston Bar Foundation was established in 1982 as a charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association. Since that time, the Foundation has supported programs that help provide legal representation to the indigent, promote community understanding of our legal system and foster the administration of justice. Through the generosity of its many contributors, the Foundation has been able to make a difference in the greater Houston community.

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HCL acts as the Mayor's liaison to literacy programming in Houston by supporting the Mayor's Coalition for Literacy, an association of 60 organizations offering literacy services. We distribute the annual Mayor's Challenge Grant to accredited literacy organizations across the city, and provide professional development courses, classroom resources, best practices, and volunteer recruitment and placement.

Career History
Chairman
Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Vice Chairman
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science operates a national museum. It consists of a planetarium, environmentally-controlled butterfly center, off-site observatory, advanced IMAX theatre and temporary and permanent exhibit halls. The museum features displays on subjects such as space science, energy, paleontology, chemistry, gems and minerals, ancient Egyptians, Native Americans and Texas wildlife. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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$1,000 +
2016

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

$1,000 +
2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 68 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers every year since the survey began in 1990.

$1,500 - $2,999
2014

Kinkaid School, Inc. operates schools. It provides educational services along with social development, athletic participation, and arts and ethical behavior. The company was founded by Margaret Hunter Kinkaid in 1906 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Frank's International NV purchases Expro International Group Holdings Ltd. from AlpInvest Partners BV, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Newgate Private Equity LLP

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Western Midstream Partners LP purchases Western Midstream Operating LP

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2011
Best Lawyers – Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
2011
Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
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