Board of Directors
Patrick C. Oxford
Patrick Oxford is the Chairman and former Managing Partner of Bracewell & Giuliani. Mr. Oxford has overseen Bracewell's expansion into New York and Dubai and the firm's growth into one of the country's preeminent law firms. Before assuming the role of Managing Partner and to a limited extent thereafter, Mr. Oxford's practice focused on business transactions related to energy, real estate and finance.
For many years, Mr. Oxford has been deeply involved in the business and civic affairs of Houston and the State of Texas. He was appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, a nine member board which oversees the 15 institutions of the UT System and its $9 billion annual budget as well as the University of Texas Investment Management Company and its $16 billion in assets. While a member of the Board of Regents, Mr. Oxford was chairman of its committee on health affairs, overseeing the six health institutions which are part of the UT System.
Since leaving the Board of Regents in 2003, Mr. Oxford has continued his interest in health affairs, serving as a director of M. D. Anderson Services Corp., the outreach component of the nation's highest ranking cancer hospital, and as a member of the board of directors of Texas Medical Center, Inc. which coordinates the activities in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest. He also has served as board chairman of BioHouston, a consortium of Houston's academic medical institutions, science centers and interested companies formed to promote the biotech, nanotech and informatics industries in Houston.
Mr. Oxford is active in local, state and national politics, having served as chairman of the campaign committees for Texas' two U. S. Senators as well as three other office holders who serve Texas statewide. He was active in both of George W. Bush's gubernatorial campaigns and both of his presidential campaigns, and he served as National Campaign Chairman for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1967
B.B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1966