Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Ashley T. K. Phillips has been appointed as the Administrative Chair of the Austin Women in Oil and Gas Board of Directors. She will serve a two-year term.
Ms. Phillips is a Partner in the Firm’s Austin office. She focuses her practice on environmental regulatory matters, with particular expertise in the oil, gas, and energy industry. Ms. Phillips’ experience includes compliance counseling; environmental management system development; environmental, health, and safety auditing; environmental risk assessment; environmental due diligence; advising on environmental matters in corporate and commercial transactions; handling administrative enforcement actions; and working with private and governmental (including federal, state, and local) entities to develop and implement collaborative environmental solutions. Matters on which she has advised clients have related to federal, state, and local regulatory requirements associated with air emissions, industrial and hazardous waste, water quality, underground storage tanks, endangered species, contaminated properties, and release reporting obligations.
Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, Ms. Phillips served as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2005-2008 and an attorney for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from 2003-2005. She has been recognized for her outstanding environmental and regulatory practice by Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (2017-2018), The Legal 500 US by Legalease (2015-2018), Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2018), and Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2016-2017).
Ms. Phillips received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and her B.S. in Environmental Studies and Psychology from the University of Utah. In addition to her involvement with Austin Women in Oil and Gas, Ms. Phillips currently serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Austin Women in Oil and Gas was established in 2015 to promote communication, education, and relationship building among women in all professions within the energy industry, both in the public and private sector, within Central Texas. For more information, visit www.austinwog.org.