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Oxford, Patrick C.
Patrick C. Oxford
Chairman, Firm
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Patrick Oxford is the Chairman and former Managing Partner of Bracewell. Before assuming the role of Managing Partner and to a limited extent thereafter, Mr. Oxford's practice has focused on business transactions involving energy and banking clients of the firm. In addition to his ongoing role in the firm's strategic initiatives, Mr. Oxford continues to counsel clients on the legal and public aspects of their business strategies as well as coordinating the prompt and efficient discharge of their engagements by the firm.

For many years, Mr. Oxford has been deeply involved in the business and civic affairs of Houston and the State of Texas. He was appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, a nine member board which oversees the 15 institutions of the UT System as well as the University of Texas Investment Management Company and its $16 billion in assets.

Since leaving the Board of Regents, Mr. Oxford has continued his interest in health affairs, serving as a director of M.D. Anderson Services Corp., the outreach component of the nation's highest ranking cancer hospital as well as a member of the  Executive Committee leading M.D. Anderson's Board of Visitors, and as a member of the board of directors of Texas Medical Center, Inc. which coordinates the activities in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest. He also has served as board chairman of BioHouston, a consortium of Houston's academic medical institutions, science centers and interested companies formed to promote the biotech, nanotech and informatics industries in Houston.

Mr. Oxford is a past Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership which is comprised of the CEO's of Houston's business and professional community. He is also active in local, state and national politics, having served as chairman of the campaign committees for five office holders who have served Texas statewide. Mr. Oxford served in lead roles in 3 presidential campaigns.


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1967
B.B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1966

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Managing Editor, Texas Law Review, 1966-67