SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2009--
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced the appointment
of R. Hewitt Pate as vice president and general counsel. Pate, 47, will
succeed and report to Chevron’s current general counsel, Charles A.
James, who was named executive vice president earlier this year.
As Chevron’s chief legal officer, Pate will direct the company’s
worldwide legal affairs and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.
He will join the company on Aug. 3.
“Hew’s broad legal background and his proven leadership skills make him
the ideal choice as general counsel,” said David J. O’Reilly, Chevron
chairman and chief executive officer. “He will add tremendous value to
Pate, a long-time partner at Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C., has
headed the firm’s Global Competition practice since 2005. Prior to
rejoining Hunton & Williams in 2005, Pate served as the assistant
attorney general for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of
Justice. He also served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the
Antitrust Division, responsible for energy, transportation, and other
regulatory matters from 2001 to 2003. In 1999, Pate served as Ewald
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.
Earlier in his career, Pate served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, for former Supreme Court Justice Lewis F.
Powell Jr., and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie
“Having worked with Hew during my own tenure at the Justice Department,
I can strongly attest to his superior legal acumen and personal
integrity,” said James. “He is one of our nation’s most outstanding
lawyers, with a proven track record of handling complex legal and policy
Pate earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina
and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of
the D.C. and Virginia bars.
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy
companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The
company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of
approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum.
Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas;
refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy
products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power
and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions;
and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and
other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information
about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Source: Chevron Corporation
Lloyd Avram, 1 925-842-3422