Denver based Cimarex Energy announces new general counsel hire

Francis Barron has joined independent oil and gas firm Cimarex Energy as senior vice president and general counsel.

Barron arrives from Bill Barrett Corporation, where he gained a wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector during almost 10 years at the firm, serving as executive vice president and general counsel since 2009. He was also previously a partner at both Patton Boggs LLP and Bearman Talesnick & Clowdus, where he specialised in corporate, securities and business law for publicly traded oil and gas companies.

Tom Jorden, Cimarex Energy’s chief executive officer, said of the appointment: "Francis's industry experience and proven advisory skills dovetail nicely with our team. We are pleased to have Francis join Cimarex Energy."

Cimarex Energy is a Denver based independent oil and gas exploration and production company whose operations are concentrated around the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin and Gulf Coast areas of the USA.

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