Eugene Massey

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Eugene Massey "graduated from Harvard Law School in 1967 and has practiced law with the Washington, DC-based law firm Arent Fox since 1972. Mr. Massey specializes in international energy transactions, with concentration in the commercial and operational aspects of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade. He has represented various parties in LNG sales and transportation agreements and has negotiated, drafted and reviewed a wide range of legal documents relating to the constitution and financing of major LNG projects. He has been a frequent speaker at international gas conferences and written several articles for journals with international circulation.

"Prior to joining Arent Fox, he spent five years as a lawyer for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser, working initially on European political and military affairs and then handling the legislative and contract aspects of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Program, including agricultural sales and military sales under the Foreign Military Sales Program. For the next two years he was counsel for the State Department office responsible for international maritime matters. In this capacity he acted as the U.S. representative to the Legal Committee of what is now known as International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized U.N. agency and represented the U.S. at international conferences considering pollution, multimodal transport and codes of conduct.

"Mr. Massey has continued his maritime-related practice at Arent Fox, representing U.S. and foreign clients relating to pollution, pilotage, vessel safety and hazardous cargo. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association and has been active in its Hazardous and Noxious Substances Committee with respect to issues affecting the transportation of LNG. Mr. Massey served for 15 years as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce...

"Mr. Massey has been active in many community organizations. He was a member of the Board of The Stone Ridge School from 1989 to 1998, serving as chairman from 1993 to 1998. He has been active in the Washington D. C Rotary club where her has served as Secretary of the club and on the Board of Directors. He has headed up the club's international service programs and remains active in the club's World Service Committee. He also serves on the board of Playing for Peace, a private initiative to use basketball as a means of conflict resolution in Northern Ireland and South Africa." [1]

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  1. Directors, Natural Partners, accessed February 19, 2010.