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Mitchell Gray, J.D.

Mitchell Gray, J.D.

Mitchell Gray, J.D.,
Adjunct Professor, Energy Legal Studies
Energy Legal Studies



B.A., University of Oklahoma 1982
J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988

Areas of Expertise

Gray is currently working at American Eagle Title Group as a real estate title examiner. He previously worked as an oil and gas title examiner in Midland, Texas before deploying to Camp Bucca, Iraq as an Army Officer in 2007-2008 where he was awarded the Iraqi Campaign Ribbon, The Global War on Terrorism medal, the National Defense Medal with bronze star and several other awards and commendations. Gray previously served state-side during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

After a stint as a military recruiter he returned to Oklahoma and worked as a petroleum land man on projects in Texas and Oklahoma including a billion-dollar acquisition and divesture project between Devon Energy and a Japanese Firm. In addition to teaching oil and gas law he has been a requested speaker and commentator on international energy topics especially concerning the Middle East and Mexico. In 2014 he advised a delegation of energy officials from Tanzania concerning Chinese oil and gas investments in Africa and Chinese negotiating strategies tied to their national oil companies and banks. Gray’s first book, I Heard You Were Going on Jihad (Mills Press) describes his experiences in combating terrorism as an information source to the FBI.

Professional Activities

Oklahoma Bar Association
Texas Bar Association