William F. Bailey

Bill retired from the practice of law on January 1, 2021.  During his career, Bill served as Coordinator of Research, Louisiana State Law Institute at the LSU Law School (1971-72) and Assistant U. S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana (1973-74). He served as in house counsel in the Legal Department of Texaco Inc. and in the Land Department of Texas Eastern Exploration Company. He was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee for Preparation of Rules and Regulations for Mining and Reclamation of Lignite in the State of Louisiana, Office of Conservation and a member of the Committee on Revision of Rules of Procedure, Office of Conservation, State of Louisiana and Advisory Committee, Office of Conservation.

Bill exclusively practiced mineral law in private practice from 1979-2021. He is the co-author of “State Regulation of Oil and Gas,” Energy Law & Transactions, (Matthew Bender, 1990). He served on the Advisory Council of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute. He was a proud member of the American Association of Professional Landmen; the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen; the Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans; and the Louisiana¬†Oil & Gas Association on which he has served as a member of its Board of Directors. He has spoken at numerous seminars sponsored by these and other organizations and has championed the welfare and positions of the oil and gas industry through his practice and service in these organizations.