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David Cooke

General Counsel at ARM Energy

David Cooke has served as the General Counsel of ARM Energy since January of 2016. ARM Energy is a multifaceted energy company which provides: (a) comprehensive risk, hedging and advisory services to over 125 E&P companies in the U.S. and Canada, (b) physical oil and gas marketing, transportation, and asset management services, and (c) develops midstream infrastructure to most efficiently deliver various commodities to market. In conjunction with his GC duties of ARM Energy, David also serves as the General Counsel of Salt Creek Midstream, LLC (‘SCM’), a joint venture between ARM Energy and the private equity firm, Ares Management, L.P. SCM is a midstream provider that provides crude and gas processing and treating services as well as water and disposal services and spans over 800,000-plus acres in West Texas and New Mexico.

Prior to joining ARM Energy, David has served as the Assistant General Counsel for Element Markets LLC in Houston where he provided counsel on renewable energy development, project financing, environmental credit marketing and brokerage services.

David has also worked as an associate at both Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP-New York and Locke Lord LLP-Houston where he focused his practice on corporate and energy law, with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings and general corporate governance.
David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law where he also served on both the Duke Law Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy as well as the Duke Law Journal of Gender Law and Public Policy. David also received his Masters in Public Policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.