Mark C. Evans serves as chairman of the firm. He served as the firm's managing partner from 2008-2016, making him the second longest serving managing partner in firm history. During his tenure as managing partner the firm opened its Seattle office; relaunched its London office, focusing exclusively on energy; and entered the Am Law 100.
Before assuming the role of managing partner, Mark's practice focused on representing French, Dutch, Scottish, Japanese and United States commercial banks and other lenders in complex commercial finance transactions, including syndicated loans, revolving credit and term loans, leveraged transactions, structured transactions, subordinated and mezzanine investments, credit enhancement for commercial paper and bond transactions, letters of credit and commercial paper facilities, production payment and other oil- and gas-related credits, project finance, bankruptcy and restructurings. He has also represented international banks in lending funds to Japanese, Mexican, Canadian, Venezuelan and French companies.
Mark currently serves on the executive committee of Central Houston and as a trustee of the Houston Grand Opera. He is also active in numerous Houston-based charitable endeavors.