People: Marathon Oil Corp (MRO)
10 Mar 2014
Ms. Sylvia J. Kerrigan has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Marathon Oil Corp., effective October 31, 2012. Ms. Kerrigan graduated from Southwestern University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, political economy and English in 1986. Ms. Kerrigan currently serves as Marathon's assistant general counsel for Litigation, Human Resources, Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Law. She joined Marathon in 1995, and has been in her current position since 2001.Previously, Kerrigan worked at the United Nations Security Council's Commission d'Indemnisation in Geneva, Switzerland (UNCC) for two years, and the law firm of Bell & Murphy for five years. At the UNCC, she served as the senior legal officer and team leader responsible for arbitrating the losses sustained by international energy companies following Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. At Bell & Murphy, Kerrigan counseled energy, construction, manufacturing and transportation clients on complex commercial, international and insurance matters. Ms. Kerrigan is the immediate past chairman of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section. She has served on the board of directors for professional organizations, including the American Leadership Forum, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, the Houston Bar Association, and the National Association of Minority and Woman-Owned Law Firms.
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