Nicole E. Clark has served as a director of our general partner’s board of directors since December 2020. Ms. Clark presently holds the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, having joined Occidental in 2014.
Prior to joining Occidental, Ms. Clark was Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at a private-equity backed industrial distributor to the energy and petrochemical markets. Before that, Ms. Clark was a Corporate Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance. She began her legal career with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where she was a Corporate Associate. Prior to entering the law, Ms. Clark was an auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Ms. Clark received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.B.A. degree in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University. Ms. Clark has been admitted to both the Texas and New York State Bars and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in Texas. Ms. Clark is also a member of the Advisory Board for Inprint, a literary arts non-profit organization in Houston.