Gene Godley is a partner with PRG counseling and advising clients on legislation, trade, tax, energy, regulatory affairs and international financial and transactional matters.  He has served on the firm’s management committee, was Managing Partner of the Washington office and founded the firm’s legislative group, now known as PRG.

Gene came to Bracewell following a distinguished career in the public sector.  He served as Chief of Staff to two United States Senators, Senator Thomas Eagleton (D-MO) and Senator Ralph Yarborough (D-TX), and was General Counsel to the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee and to the Senate District Committee.

In 1976, Gene was nominated by President Jimmy Carter and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.  He served for four years as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

Gene also served several terms on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy for Trade Policy Matters, appointed by the United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce; and was Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme of the joint United Nations Development Programme/World Bank for six years.

In the private sector, Gene was a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, served on the boards of banks and several energy companies, and was chairman of the board of an energy generating company.

Gene is certified by the International Centers for Arbitration and has served as a FINRA arbitrator.

He is also chairman of the Annapolis Port Wardens, appointed by the Mayor of Annapolis, MD, where he has served since 1994.

J.D., University of Chicago School of Law, 1963
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1960