EVP-A&D & General Counsel
Saddle Operating has assembled an outstanding team of professionals who stress ethics and integrity in everything we do.
W. Justin Clarke joined Saddle in September 2017 and serves as Saddle’s Executive Vice President of A&D and General Counsel. Mr. Clarke has over 15 years of experience primarily in the upstream energy sectors. Prior to joining Saddle, Mr. Clarke served as the Vice President and General Counsel for Thompson Petroleum Corporation, a privately owned West Texas oil and natural gas operator. Before joining Thompson Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Clarke served as the Vice President and General Counsel of EXCO Resources, Inc. and was a member of EXCO’s management team since January 2007. Mr. Clarke’s primarily expertise involves structuring and negotiating acquisition, divesture and partnership transactions and associated financing arrangements. Prior to joining EXCO, Mr. Clarke served as a corporate, securities and M&A associate at Haynes and Boone, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Clarke received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law and his B.B.A., Finance, cum laude, from The University of Texas at Arlington.