Arthur J. Wright

Arthur J. Wright

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701 USA
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Arthur Wright counsels clients in acquisitions and dispositions of E&P, midstream properties, and natural resources companies and joint ventures relating thereto. He provides advice and prepares agreements in relation to exploration and production activities; gas plant operations; and marketing of gas, NGL, LNG, and electricity production in all relevant matters. He is also involved in regulatory and oil and gas litigation matters. In addition, Arthur represents borrowers and lenders in conventional financing and investors and operators in equity transactions and unconventional financing.


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  • Represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions of properties

  • Represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions of natural resources companies

  • Advise clients regarding exploration and production activities, including preparation of agreements

  • Advise clients regarding gas plant operations, including preparation of agreements

  • Advise clients regarding marketing of production, including preparation of agreements; regulatory matters and oil and gas litigation (in conjunction with our litigation group)

  • Represent borrower and lender sides in conventional financing

  • Represent investor and operator sides in equity transactions and unconventional financing

Prior Experience

  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CDX Gas
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CDX Gas
  • Associate General Counsel, Commercial & Operations, USX-Delhi
  • Assistant General Counsel, Texas Oil & Gas Corporation


  • Dallas (Oil & Gas, Energy Law) "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc.; 2011-2012, 2014

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law); 2003-2019

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate); 2003-2004, 2006-2018

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Energy & Natural Resources), D Magazine; 2012-2014

  • Who's Who Legal: Energy by Law Business Research Limited; 2014-2016

  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers; 2015
  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Industry Focus: Energy: Transactions); 2015

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Energy Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2014

  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University School of Law; Course: Oil and Gas Law, 1992-1995; 2013-2014; 2015

  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University; Legal Assistant program, 1985-1992

  • Member, North Texas Energy Council, 1991-present; President, 1996 and 1995; Vice President, 1994 and 1993; Treasurer, 1992; Symposium Program Chairman, 1992; Chairman of 1991 Energy Symposium

  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1990-2005

  • Instructor for Maguire Oil and Gas Institute, Cox Business School, Southern Methodist University, 1998

  • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law, 2004-present

  • Member, American Bar Association; Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Section, Natural Gas Marketing and Transportation Committee, 1984-present; Vice Chair, 1996-1998; Committee Chair, 1998-2000; Editor of Year-in-Review, 1996-2000, for Natural Gas and Electric Marketing; Litigation Committee, Committee Chair, 1992-1994; Vice-Chair, 1991-1992

  • Co-editor, American Bar Association book entitled Natural Gas Contracts, and authored several chapters

  • Member, American Bar Association; Business Law Section; Negotiated Acquisitions Committee and Asset Acquisition Task Force, 1996-present

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section; Council, 2001-2004, Chairman, 1988-1989, Vice Chairman, 1987-1988; Treasurer, 1986-1987; Secretary, 1985-1986

  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas; Oil, Gas Mineral Law Council, 1997-2000

  • Member, Natural Gas and Electric Power Society, 1986-2006, Board of Directors Member, 1998-1999, Secretary, 1999-2001

  • Member, North Texas Gas Processors Association; Treasurer, 1993-1995

  • Member, Downtowner's Toastmaster Club; President, 1985-1986; Vice-President, 1983-1984. Daybreaker's Toastmaster Club; President, 1993; Treasurer, 1992-1993; Education Vice-President, 1989