Whitley Penn Adds Marcel de Chermont as Director

Houston, TX (July 14, 2021) – Whitley Penn is expanding the Forensic Litigation & Valuation Services group by hiring Marcel de Chermont, as a Director in the firm’s Houston office.

Marcel de Chermont, LL.B., J.D., MBA, CIPP, is an experienced commercial attorney and risk advisor specializing in complex commercial transactions. He has many years of experience advising senior management on legal implications of different business strategies and commercial undertakings where he provides counsel to identify the anticipated effects of those undertakings. Most of his career has been spent focusing on domestic and international oil and gas transactions, joint ventures, procurement and supply chain matters, operating agreements, insurance matters, regulatory issues and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Whitley Penn, Marcel spent several years with a large law firm where he represented various publicly traded energy companies that are prominent in the space. His subsequent roles capitalized upon his experience with the United States, South American and European markets where he advised global energy companies on significant cross border transactions.

Most recently Marcel was the founder and Managing Member of The de Chermont Law Firm. He served as counsel to C-suite executives focusing on providing various entities with the expertise needed on matters including supply chain contracts, commercial issues, corporate governance, IP issues, employment matters and other areas effecting core strategy. He has represented clients domestically and internationally for the benefit of overarching corporate structure.

“We are excited to have Marcel join the firm. He brings a unique skillset to our group and we look forward to applying his skills and knowledge in order to further strengthen our group,” stated Justin Blok, Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Partner.

Marcel earned his LL.B. in Law from the University of Strathclyde, his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law, and his M.B.A in Energy and Finance from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

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