Martha Paterson is an attorney who worked at Baker Hughes, Inc. for seven years in the Contracts group and was regional contract counsel for Reservoir Development Services Group. In this role, she drafted and negotiated various types of contracts, including oilfield service contracts, confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements and provided risk assessment and advice on complex legal contractual issues. Prior to Baker Hughes, she spent two years as staff attorney at the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, where she provided preparation, legal guidance and assistance on contract matters for agency staff. Additionally, she advised the agency management on personnel issues, trained personnel on employment laws and ethics policies and conducted internal investigations on employment issues.
She received her B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctorate from University of Houston Law Center. She is now a stay at home mom of two boys and is active in her children’s school and West University Little League Auxiliary.