Chesapeake Energy Corporation appoints new GC and SVP

Chesapeake Energy Corporation has appointed James Webb as senior vice president and general counsel in Oklahoma City, taking over from Henry Hood who has held the role since 1997.

After serving as interim chief legal counsel for four months, the change of role will allow Webb to focus exclusively on the company’s land and regulatory initiatives.

Prior to joining Chesapeake, Webb worked for 17 years at law firm McAfee & Taft and prior to that, he worked at the law firm of Gorsuch Kirgis in Denver.

Speaking on the new appointment, Chesapeake’s chief executive officer Aubrey McClendon said that Webb earned the “respect of his colleagues” on their senior management team during his four months as chief legal counsel. “We are extremely pleased for Jim to join Chesapeake’s senior management team. He is exceptionally well known and highly regarded in the legal and business communities of Oklahoma,” he says.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Corporation focuses on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields in the US.

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