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Robert L. Looney OF COUNSEL

Rob Looney is a government affairs specialist who represents clients before the Texas Legislature on public policy and regulatory matters. Rob has extensive experience with the Texas Legislature and various Texas administrative agencies. Rob also has extensive experience and background in oil and gas law. He is able to use that expertise and experience to assist his clients with political and legislative activities.

Prior to joining BBS, Rob spent 26 years as the President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association and helped build that organization into one of the premier state trade associations in the nation. He was also treasurer of the Texas Oil and Gas PAC, one of the top political action committees in Texas. Rob began his career in the legal department of Phillips Petroleum Company in Denver, Colorado, Juneau, Alaska, Austin, Texas and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He later served as the Senior Vice President of the Texas Association of Business.

Rob is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law where he served on the Law Review. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.


  • President, Texas Oil and Gas Association, 1988-2014
  • Private Law Practice, Austin, Texas, 1982-1988
  • Senior Vice President, Texas Association of Business, 1976-1982
  • Attorney, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1970-1976
  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas, 1972
  • The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education, 1965
  • The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. 1970


  • Board member and former Chairman – Texas Civil Justice League
  • Founding member – Texas Business Roundtable
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