Scott Gaille

Scott Gaille

Lecturer in Law

Scott Gaille is a lawyer and academic, teaching annually at Rice University’s Graduate School of Business and semiannually at the University of Chicago Law School.  Scott has authored three energy textbooks (International Energy Development, Shale Energy Development, and Construction Energy Development) and five peer-reviewed articles in the Energy Law Journal. Scott’s law firm, GAILLE PLLC, is an outside general counsel and energy transactions boutique.

Prior to founding GAILLE PLLC, Scott served as the Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for a NASDAQ-listed exploration and production company focused on developing shale formations in Texas and Europe. Previously, he was Managing Director & General Counsel to a private investment fund, President of a private-equity backed E&P company focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, and Director – Business Development for Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation. Prior to joining Oxy, Scott practiced law with the Energy Section of Vinson & Elkins and was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Mr. Gaille was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, where he received his Doctor of Law Degree with High Honors in 1995. He attended undergraduate college at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with High Honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.