Jay C. Jimerson

Jay C. Jimerson

Jay C. Jimerson

Jay C. Jimerson

Manager & General Counsel

Mr. Jimerson joined Cardinal River Energy in 2005 after spending several years as an energy lawyer, and thereafter as a managing partner in a Houston based energy firm. He was President of Cardinal River Energy Co. and River Rock Energy until transitioning to Manager and General Counsel in 2019.  From 1984 until 1996, Mr. Jimerson was a member of the Oklahoma City law firm of Mock, Schwabe, Waldo, Elder, Reeves & Bryant. While in private practice, Mr. Jimerson practiced in the areas of oil and gas state regulation, oil and gas litigation, gas marketing and transportation, and underground natural gas storage development and operation. He has experience in a variety of energy related areas, including well permitting and drilling, land and legal, oil and gas marketing and hedging, insurance and environmental matters.

In 1996, Mr. Jimerson became general counsel, managing director and a principal of eCORP, LLC, a privately held energy company based in Houston, Texas. While at eCORP, Mr. Jimerson was involved in the development and marketing of underground natural gas storage assets and other energy related assets. He has substantial experience with respect to state and federal permitting and development of natural gas storage and transportation assets.

Mr. Jimerson has been the past President of the Mineral Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and has been the author of several articles and papers relating to energy law issues. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (with distinction) from the University of Oklahoma, a Juris Doctor Degree (with honors) from the University of Oklahoma School of Law, and is a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the OU Price Business College Energy Institute. Mr. Jimerson was the President of Cardinal River Energy and River Rock Energy until March 2019, at which time he transitioned to Manager and General Counsel.