Managing Director and General Counsel
Mr. Toner became a senior strategic advisor to RAK Petroleum PCL before it began acquiring shares in DNO ASA in October 2009. He joined RAK Petroleum PCL as General Counsel in August 2013. He previously practiced law in the United States for more than 25 years and was recognised as one of New York City’s Super Lawyers from 2006-2011. Most recently he was a partner at the US law firm of Patton Boggs, where he was co-head of the antitrust practice. Prior to that, Mr. Toner was a co-founding partner of the New York office of Heller Ehrman LLP, where he served in various management roles including co-head of the litigation department. Mr. Toner’s practice focused on representing boards, board committees, executive management and institutions in matters regarding corporate governance, complex commercial disputes, antitrust and securities litigation and internal investigations. He has been a member of the executive committee of the antitrust section of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Toner earned a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University (1974) and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law (1986), where he graduated first in his class.