Charles A. Beckham, Jr.
Mr. Beckham is a Partner with Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. He has more than forty years experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with bankruptcy and insolvency problems.
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. and St. Mary’s University School of Law, Mr. Beckham clerked for United States District Judge Halbert O. Woodward in Lubbock, Texas. He was a partner at Kemp, Smith, Duncan and Hammond, LLP in El Paso, Texas for almost twenty years and joined Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. in 1999.
He has represented numerous debtors, creditors, counter parties, purchasers and other parties-in-interest in energy related cases over the years including recent involvement in Fieldwood Energy, California Resources, Chesapeake Energy, Bristow Helicopters, Linn Petroleum, Harvey Gulf and Erin Petroleum. Mr. Beckham is also very active in cases with cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency issues in Mexico, Canada, the U.K. and Nigeria.
Mr. Beckham is board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the American Board of Certification. He is the former Chair of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Exam Commission. In 2010, Mr. Beckham was named the 2010 St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Graduate. He is currently President of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Beckham is former Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, former President of the Moller/Foltz Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and former Co-Chair of the United States-Mexico Bar Association. In 1991-1992, Mr. Beckham served as President of the 20,000 member Texas Young Lawyers Association and is a former member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Executive Committee.
Mr. Beckham is a frequent author and speaker on bankruptcy and insolvency topics, including serving as a Guest Lecturer at The University of Texas School of Law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, South Texas College of Law and the London Business School. Mr. Beckham is listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America.