DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cox Oil Offshore, L.L.C. (Cox) a privately owned, independent oil and gas company, today announced the appointment of Vincent DeVito, former U.S. Department of Interior senior executive, to serve as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 4, 2018.
Mr. DeVito is a corporate and regulatory attorney and brings extensive experience representing public and private energy corporations. At the U.S. Department of Interior, Mr. DeVito was Energy Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke.
In 2017, when announcing the President's appointment of Mr. DeVito, Secretary Zinke identified Mr. DeVito as "the best of the best in the private sector." Recently, Mr. Zinke added, "Vincent was one of my principle advisers for many Interior energy issues and he helped set the course for energy dominance in the first term of this administration."
Mr. DeVito has also held several senior leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Energy and within state energy offices. Before joining the Interior, Mr. DeVito was a Capital Partner with an international law practice.
“As we continue to expand our market position within the Gulf of Mexico, it is imperative that Cox Oil have strong legal counsel with a comprehensive knowledge of public policy and experience working with global private and publicly-held companies. Mr. DeVito will help guide us through this next phase of growth,” said Brad E. Cox Chairman of Cox Oil. “We are pleased to welcome Vincent to our team and I am confident his counsel will be an invaluable contribution to our leadership team.”
DeVito is a licensed member of the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.
About Cox Oil Offshore
Cox is a privately-held entity that owns and operates assets in the Gulf of Mexico and was founded by fourth generation oilman, Brad E. Cox. Cox has grown through enhanced development of production and reserves in existing assets along with strategic acquisitions. Cox’s assets are located in both the OCS and the shallow waters off the coast of Louisiana. They currently operate more than 200 producing wells over 25 fields. Cox is based in Dallas, Texas with operation staff in New Orleans, Louisiana. To learn more, visit Cox’s website at coxoperating.com.