S. Allen Lackey, Esq.
Formerly, Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Company.
S. Allen Lackey is the retired Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Company. His 32-year career at Shell encompassed a wide variety of legal and business assignments. After participating in a major restructuring of Shell’s U.S. operations, he served as a member of the boards of directors of Shell’s principal businesses and was a Director of the joint venture company that held the U.S. marketing and refining assets of both Shell and Texaco.
As Shell’s General Counsel, Mr. Lackey was concerned with the cost and inefficiencies associated with complex litigation. This concern led to efforts to replace the standard hourly fee with incentive-based fees and the creation of a document management group to reduce costs and improve production procedures. Mr. Lackey has maintained his involvement with the energy industry since his retirement in 2000 by serving as an arbitrator and expert witness in oil and gas matters.
Mr. Lackey has served as president of the Association of General Counsel, Chairman of the Civil Justice Reform Group, and Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute General Committee on Law. He has also served on the boards of the American Jurisprudence Society and the Houston Bar Foundation and the University of Houston Bar Foundation.