Officers & Directors

Alfredo Ramos

President

Alfredo Ramos is an oil and gas partner in the Houston office of Thompson Knight LLP. Alfredo focuses his practice on oil, gas, and energy transactions as well as infrastructure and project development matters in the United States, Mexico, and throughout Latin America. He counsels clients in the upstream, midstream, oilfield services, and renewable energy sectors regarding acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and a wide-range of investments and commercial agreements. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Alfredo frequently travels to Latin America to represent his clients’ business interests and advises clients in numerous areas of business in Spanish, including oil, gas, and energy matters. His experience also includes litigation and arbitration in the United States and Latin America, with particular expertise in oil and gas, trade secret, and complex contractual disputes.

As a bi-lingual and bi-cultural attorney, Alfredo frequently travels to Latin America to represent his clients’ interests and provides legal advice in Spanish in all areas of business. Alfredo is a recognized leader in energy policy and has testified before the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee on Mexico’s energy reforms and its impact on Texas.

Angelica G. Alfaro

President-Elect

Angelica G. Alfaro (“Angie”) is a Senior Legal Counsel at Hess Corporation, where she provides legal support primarily to Hess Global Supply Chain and Developments. Angie has also served as Legal Counsel at Shell Oil Company, as Counsel at King and Spalding and as an associate at Peckar & Abramson. Over the years, her practice has evolved from construction litigation to complex commercial transactions related to large capital projects and procurement for global companies. Angie has served on the HisBA board since 2009 and has served as Treasurer and is now HisBA’s Vice President for the 2017-2018 Membership Year. In May 2016, she was awarded the President’s Award in recognition of her exemplary service and dedication to HisBA.

Angie is Texas born, raised and educated. She was raised in the Rio Grande Valley, graduated from Texas A&M University with Civil Engineering degree and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Engineering and a Juris Doctorate. For over 10 years, Houston has been home for Angie and her husband, Xavier.

Adán D. Briones

Vice President

Adán D. Briones serves as in-house legal counsel for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, a midstream company that provides natural gas and liquid transportation, storage, gathering and processing services.

Prior to joining Boardwalk, Adán was an associate with the law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP and Jones Walker LLP, where he represented large energy clients in both affirmative and defensive civil litigation matters. Adán also has had the privilege of serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Adán received degrees in Government and History with High Honors from the University of Texas (2001), a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2004), and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law (2007). Adán has previously served on HisBA’s Board of Directors and as Secretary and is now currently the Treasurer for the 2017-2018 Membership Year.

 

Sergio V. Leal

Treasurer

Sergio V. Leal is the Compliance Officer for Bilfinger North America. Sergio’s work focuses on international white collar crime, and he has defended corporate compliance programs before the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Sergio’s compliance experience includes serving as Chief Compliance Officer of Layne Christensen Company and as Compliance Counsel to McDermott International, Inc. Prior to working in-house, Sergio was a trial attorney and he began his career in the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P.

A native Houstonian, Sergio graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics and he obtained his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Sergio has served on the HisBA Board of Directors since 2013, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Family Houston, a non-profit that provides financial and family counseling services to more than 75,000 area residents each year. Sergio spends his free time rooting for the Astros and Longhorns, and raising his two children with his beautiful wife, Adrea.

 

Amparo Y. Guerra

Secretary

Christopher H. Domingo

Immediate Past President

Chris Domingo is a trial lawyer with first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, with a particular focus on representing clients in the energy industry. He has substantial experience with trial, motion, and discovery practice and routinely represents plaintiffs and defendants in Texas, throughout the United States, and abroad. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. He has been actively involved with the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston since 2012, including serving as the organization’s President during the 2017-2018 bar year.

 

Directors

Ileana M. Blanco
Adelqui J. Boué
George Díaz-Arrastía
Reies M. Flores
Thomas J. Forestier
Juan C. Garcia
Sergio Garza
Luke J. Gilman
Diana Pérez Gomez
Hon. Michael Gomez
Natalie Alfaro Gonzales
Amparo Y. Guerra
Jessie D. Herrera, Jr.
Marisa V. Leon
Nelsy Gómez Lipford
Chris López
Ruth T. Mendez
Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza
Manuel Moctezuma
Daniel N. Ramirez
Gustavo Torres, Jr.
Frances E. Valdez
Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
Hon. Joe Villarreal

Advisory Board

Efran A. Acosta
Edward Aviles
Jose A. Berlanga
Rueben C. Cásarez
Edgardo E. Colón
David DeAnda
Mario de la Garza
Christian A. Garza
Johnny Garza, Jr.
George Y. Gonzalez
Hon. Eva M. Guzman
Elizabeth B. Hawkins
Angelica M. Hernández
Gregory V. Luna
Hon. Debra Ibarra Mayfield
Arturo G. Michel
Prof. Michael Olivas
Hon. Josefina Rendon
Ivan M. Rodriguez
James Rodriguez
Edgar Saldivar
Prof. Lupe S. Salinas
Prof. Sandra Guerra Thompson

Past Presidents

J. Michael Solar
Hon. Manuel D. Leal, Jr.
Hon. Alberto R. Gonzales
Rueben C. Cásarez
Thelma Elizalde
Roland Garcia, Jr.
Edgardo E. Colón
Arturo G. Michel
Yolanda Cortes
Leslie Garcia Ashby
Fernando Tovar
Elizabeth Bohorquez
Milenia I. Soto
Hon. Arturo Deleon, Jr.
Angelica M. Hernández
Elizabeth Bazan Hawkins
Jorge Kamine
Sergio Garza
Hon. Michael Gomez
Gregory V. Luna
Christian A. Garza
Diana Pérez Gomez
Johnny N. Garza, Jr.
Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
Daniel N. Ramirez
Nelsy Gómez Lipford
Juan C. Garcia
Angela C. Garcia
Marisa V. Leon

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