Denney L. Wright

  • Adjunct Professor


  • JD South Texas College of Law
  • LLM University of Houston
  • BBA Texas Tech

Denney Wright has worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation for forty-two years, starting initially in the Controller’s Department but serving most of his career in the Tax Department as a tax accountant and a tax lawyer. Mr. Wright has served in many positions over the years, primarily in the United States but also in the United Kingdom. He is currently Senior Tax Counsel - Global Training and Development, where he oversees worldwide U.S. tax training and development for Exxon Mobil Corporation tax personnel.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Texas Bar, a member of the American Bar Association and a participant in other oil and gas industry groups including the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Wright has served on the Parker Fielder Oil & Gas Tax Conference Advisory Committee and has appeared as a panelist at the Parker Fielder Tax Conference as well as numerous other conferences and symposiums addressing oil and gas tax issues over the years. Mr. Wright is on the Advisory Board of the Texas Federal Tax Institute as well. Mr. Wright published “Understanding the Windfall Profits Tax Act” in the Petroleum Landman in 1980 and Co-Chaired the United States/China Oil and Gas Tax Joint Government/Industry Biennial Conference in Beijing, China in 1998. Mr. Wright is currently writing an oil and gas tax casebook for use in law school and internal training classes.

Mr. Wright has taught Oil and Gas Taxation for many years. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, New York University School of Law, Southern Methodist University Law School and the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Wright is married, has three children, two grandchildren and is active in his church as well as in scouting and community service activities.