Norman holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and a master's degree in Spanish and Portuguese from Saint Louis University
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Fulbright Fellow in Law in Brazil (1980-1981). For 30 years, Norman served as in-house counsel for major oil companies in a variety of locations and positions.
Norman has been Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center since 2012 and has taught Drafting and Negotiating International Petroleum Agreements in several U.S. and foreign law schools. Norman lectures frequently on anti-corruption law, effective contract drafting and development of local talent.