Travis Torrence serves as Global Litigation Bankruptcy & Credit Team Lead at Shell Oil Company. Travis graduated from Yale Law School in 2005 and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Communication and Political Science from Tulane University.
Prior to joining Shell, Travis was a Senior Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright), where he chaired the Houston office’s Recruiting Committee and served as a founding member of the firm’s Diversity Advisory Council. Before working at Fulbright, Travis served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Travis has been honored by, among others, (i) Texas SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (ii) the Houston Business Journal in that publication’s Best Corporate Counsel Awards, which recognizes the best and brightest in-house attorneys in Houston, and (iii) Outsmart Magazine for being one of the faces of Black LGBTQ Leadership in Houston.
Travis currently serves on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas (representing District 4), AIDS Foundation Houston, and as President of the Board of Directors of Bo’s Place, a grief support center for children and families that have lost a loved one. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts and is currently the President of The Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. American Inn of Court. He has served as Co-Chair of the Texas Minority Counsel Program and the Houston Bar Association’s Campaign for the Homeless, AIDS Outreach, and Professionalism Committees. He is an inaugural member of the HBA’s Ambassador Program and has chaired the Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, for which he was honored with the HBA’s President’s Award. Travis is a former Co-Chair of the Texas Minority Counsel Program and a former champion of Dancing With The Houston Stars. He has chaired or served as honorary chair of numerous philanthropic events, including the World AIDS Day Luncheon and the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch in Houston. Travis previously worked as an on-air personality for B-97 FM; New Orleans’ #1 Hit Music Station.
Term: March 2017 – March 2019