From the Houston Business Journal

Houston-based ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has selected Kelly Brunetti Rose, a Houston partner at Baker Botts LLP, as its new general counsel, according to media reports.

ConocoPhillips confirmed to Law360 that she’ll join the company in early September, and her title will include senior vice president of legal and corporate secretary.

Janet Langford Carrig, who currently holds those three roles at ConocoPhillips, announced in February that she would retire. She planned to stay with the company until her successor was appointed.

Rose has a bachelor’s degree in Chinese from Wellesley College and earned her J.D. from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law in 1991, according to Baker Botts’ website. Her practice covers a wide range of corporate and securities matters, per the website, including capital markets and securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance counseling, master limited partnerships and committee representation.

Previously, Rose represented ConocoPhillips on Exchange Act compliance and corporate governance matters, per Law360.

She is a member of Baker Botts’ executive committee, a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and an appointed member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, per Baker Botts’ website.

Meanwhile, Carrig joined ConocoPhillips in 2006 as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, per the energy giant’s website. Her base salary for at least the past three years was $760,032, and her total compensation for 2017 was nearly $4.69 million, according to a proxy statement ConocoPhillips filed in April.

Separately, The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) promoted its general counsel last week. Amanda McMillian was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, while retaining the general counsel title. McMillian, who joined Anadarko in 2004, is now part of the company’s executive committee. Additionally, Robert Reeves will remain executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Anadarko until his retirement at the end of 2018.


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