Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Lane Wilson was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Williams in April 2017. He had previously been appointed to the federal bench as a Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, presiding over both civil and criminal matters, including substantial civil mediation responsibilities. He served on the Tenth Circuit Judicial Council and was the Northern District’s designated judge on electronic discovery issues in criminal cases. In 2016, he was appointed to the Judicial Conference Committee on Criminal Law by Chief Justice John Roberts.
Prior to his judicial service, Wilson was a partner and member of the Board of Directors for Hall, Estill in Tulsa. His practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including both trial and appellate work. The team of litigation attorneys and paralegals Wilson managed represented energy, telecommunications, technology and construction companies. Prior to attending law school, Wilson worked for Exxon (now Exxon/Mobil).
Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1989, and his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1994, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Tulsa Law Journal. While an undergraduate at Tulsa, Wilson was a member of the school’s varsity men’s tennis team, winning an individual conference championship.
Wilson is active in the Tulsa community, serving on the boards of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Inc., the University of Tulsa’s Friends of Finance, the Tulsa Community Foundation, and the River Parks Foundation. Wilson is also a mentor for the Tulsa chapter of Women’s Energy Network. He has served on the boards of the University of Tulsa Lettermen’s Association (Vice President), Crosstown Learning Center (President) and the Eisenhower International School Foundation (President). Wilson received the Northeastern Oklahoma Black Lawyers Association Service Award in 2013.