Ray Whitman is an experienced trial lawyer and trusted counselor who draws on his background as a geophysicist experienced in oil and gas exploration, seismic acquisition, and drilling and production practices. He provides strategic business advice for energy and oil field service companies, representing some of the largest companies in the world. With his knowledge of both the legal and operational issues of the industry, Ray is able to understand and anticipate client needs in more depth than his peers.
Ray is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Energy and Natural Resources Litigation, and has also been named in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009 in the area of Natural Resources Law. Ray is Chair of BakerHostetler’s national Litigation group, co-leader of BakerHostetler’s national Shale team, and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.