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Ronald C. Green

Ronald C. Green focuses his practice on public finance, P3 projects, government law and policy, corporate governance and compliance, white collar criminal defense, financial crimes, health care fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud and special investigations and has deep first-chair trial experience in federal and state courts. His broad background in government finance, auditing and government policy, along with his civil and white collar litigation experience, provide him with vast insight into the needs of clients.

Prior to joining the firm, he was elected and served for six years as Controller for the City of Houston, where he acted as its chief financial officer (CFO). Previously, Ronald was elected to Houston’s City council, where he also served for six years with duties that included chairman of the city’s Budget & Fiscal Affairs Committee. As a hands-on CFO, auditor, budget committee chair, and chair of the city of Houston’s Finance Working Group, Ronald led the issuance and refinancing of more than $15.5 billion in tax-exempt and $2.3 billion in taxable municipal bonds, including more than $3.2 billion in conduit financings.

Ronald serves as bond and disclosure counsel for tax exempt and taxable financings for cities, counties, school and utility districts, and local government corporations, as well as advises clients on public-private partnerships (P3). In addition to bond and disclosure counsel engagements, Ronald also represents national and regional investment banking firms as underwriters’ counsel in bond transactions. He also conducts special investigations and practices white collar criminal defense.


  • Public Finance
  • Public & Private Infrastructure Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Government Law & Policy
  • Special Investigations
  • Health Care Fraud
  • White Collar
  • Financial Crimes



  • Controller, City of Houston, 2010-2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Finance, Texas Southern University, 2014-2015
  • City Council Member, Houston City Council, 2004-2009
  • Regional Counsel, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 2001-2005
  • District Counsel, Texas Council of Alpha Chapters, 1997-2001
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, Association of Public Treasurers of the United States

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, UTHealth Development Board, 2019-Present 
  • Member, Financial Accounting Foundation, Government Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), 2013-2015
  • National League of Cities
    • Elected, NLC Board of Directors, 2013-2015
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Member, Audit Committee
    • Member, Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR)
    • Member, Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • Founding Member, CFO Forum
  • Member, Houston Lawyers Association
  • Member, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Member, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers,
  • Member, Houston Association of Realtors


  • M.B.A., University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business, 2008
  • J.D., Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1996
  • B.S., University of Houston, 1993
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit