Marc Folladori


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Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1974, Order of the Coif

B.B.A., Finance, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, 1971, with honors




Marc Folladori has represented business clients in sophisticated transactional matters for more than 40 years, focusing on securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Having practiced in Texas since 1974, he has years of experience representing clients in the energy industry, in both up and down business cycles.

During his career, Marc has advised many oil and gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies (as well as companies in other industries) in a variety of matters, such as public and private securities offerings, SEC filings/compliance and acquisitions and divestitures, including transactions involving board of directors’ special committee assignments.

He has represented numerous listed companies as well as financial institutions in major transactions, including a major European banking and insurance firm’s acquisition of a public utility company's energy marketing and trading business and its investment as financial sponsor and lead investor in a management buyout of a NASDAQ-listed marine assets company.

Marc has written and spoken on a variety of topics throughout his career. From 1999 to 2012, he was a regular panelist for the Practising Law Institute (PLI) annual programs on “Preparation of SEC Annual Disclosure Documents” in San Francisco and New York. He has co-authored several articles on the SEC’s oil and gas disclosure rules that have appeared in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal each year since 2010. Marc has also been a guest lecturer at the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business and the SMU Cox School of Business.

Marc has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Law, 2006-2012. He was named one of the five “Go-To” M&A/Securities lawyers in Texas for 2007 by The Texas Lawyer, ALM Media Properties, LLC.

During Marc’s career, he has served in numerous law firm leadership positions and has been active in community and professional organizations, but he is most proud of having coached his daughter’s 11-to-12-year-old soccer team through an undefeated season.

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Professional and Community Activities

  • Member – Board of Directors & Development Committee, The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas
  • Member - Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Houston Society for the Performing Arts
  • Houston SMU Second Century Campaign Steering Committee (2011-present)
  • Jones Partners, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
  • Maguire Energy Institute, SMU Cox School of Business
  • Associate Member and Advisory Board Member, Institute for Energy Law
  • Chairman, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1987-1988

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “SEC Hot Button Topics, Issues and Comment Letters,” speaker, 13th Annual Ryder Scott Reserves Conference, Houston, TX (September 21, 2017)
  • “Intersections of Law and Accounting,” guest lecturer, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business (March 23, 2017)
  • "SEC Comments on Reserves Reporting," presenter, Ryder Scott Annual Reserves Conference (September 14, 2016)
  • “2014-2015 SEC Staff Comments on Oil and Gas Disclosures,” author, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, January 2016
  • “Basics of Oil & Gas Law,” guest lecturer, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business (September 2014); SMU Cox School of Business (February 2014)
  • “Basics – U.S. Financial Regulation," guest lecturer, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business (April 2015)
  • “2013-14 SEC Staff Comments on Companies' Compliance,” author, published in three parts (February, March and April 2015 issues of 12 Oil & Gas Financial Journal)
  • “SEC Looks at Compliance with Amended Disclosure Rules,” co-author, published in three parts (May, June and July 2014 issues of 11 Oil & Gas Financial Journal)
  • “SEC Hot-Button Topics – Reserves Disclosures,” speaker, 2014 Ryder Scott Reserves Conference, Houston, Texas (September 17, 2014)
  • "Views from the summit — staff comments on companies' compliance with the SEC's amended oil & gas reserves disclosure rules," speaker, Ryder Scott Canada Reserves Conference, Calgary, Alberta (September 5, 2013)
  • “Ethical and Compliance Considerations Associated with the Recently Revised Reserves Disclosure Rules and Related Corporate Decision Making,” author, 59 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 4-1 (2013); speaker on same topic at 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Spokane, Washington (July 18, 2013)
  • "Developments in Shareholder Proposals," co-author, Vol. 45, The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation (February 22, 2012)
  • “Preparation Of SEC Annual Disclosure Documents,” author and panelist, Practising Law Institute (PLI), (1999-2012)
  • Author of the following articles in course books: "Protecting Forward-Looking Statements: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Other Safeguards," "A Practical Overview of the SEC's Internal Controls and Executive Certification Disclosure Rules," "Disclosures Regarding Executive Officer and Director Compensation and Shareholder Approval of Equity Compensation Plans," and "Interlude for Regulation FD and Shareholder Proposals."

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