ROBERT J. PERONI is the Fondren Foundation Centennial Chair for Faculty Excellence and a Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of federal taxation (including natural resource taxation and international taxation), law and economics, and professional responsibility and legal ethics. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education programs throughout the country. Bob is the recipient of awards for outstanding law school teaching at Tulane, George Washington University, and the University of Texas. He has written extensively, having authored or co-authored numerous articles and books, including, with Anderson, Dzienkowski, Lowe, Pierce, and Smith, the most recent edition of Hemingway’s treatise on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation (published by West Academic Publishing in 2017). He earned a BSC from DePaul University; a JD from Northwestern University; and an LLM (in Taxation) from New York University. He has had numerous appointments at law schools throughout the country, and was a Professor-in-Residence, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C., 1985-86. He is also the co-chair (with John Dzienkowski) of the bi-annual Parker Fielder Oil and Gas Taxation Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law and the Internal Revenue Service and is the long-time academic co-chair of the Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation, co-sponsored by George Washington University Law School and the Internal Revenue Service. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.