Philip Berry VP Transactions & Deputy General Counsel

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Philip is Vice President, Transactions & Deputy General Counsel, of EnerVest, Ltd.  He is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of the company’s transactions and A&D activity as well as assisting the General Counsel on strategic legal initiatives.  Prior to his current role, Philip served as Vice President, Business Development & Transactions, and was responsible for sourcing investments and negotiating and managing many of the company’s acquisitions and divestitures.  Before working in his Business Development capacity, he served as Associate General Counsel of the Corporate Legal Team.  During his tenure at EnerVest, Philip has worked on over $15 Billion in oil and gas transactions and numerous strategic corporate initiatives.  In 2014, Philip received the honor of Best Associate General Counsel, and in 2017, was recognized as 40 Under 40, both by the Houston Business Journal.

Philip has worked with EnerVest since July 2008. He served as the inaugural Chairman of EnerVest’s Young Professionals Committee and is currently a member of the EnerVest Retirement Planning Committee. Prior to joining EnerVest, Philip worked at Enron Corp. as both an analyst, providing fundamental analysis for crude and products traders, and as a trader, managing futures contracts on the NYMEX. Following law school, he practiced law at a complex commercial litigation firm.

Philip earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors, from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Southern Methodist University, where he was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship and served on the SMU Law Review Association. He is the past Chair of the Studio Group for the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum and the inaugural Houston Coordinator for the Young Professionals for the Oil, Gas and Energy Resource Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  He is an active member of various oil and gas associations and currently serves on the Legal Committee for The Briar Club.