Charles A. James Named Vice President and General Counsel for ChevronTexaco
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2002 -- ChevronTexaco Corp. today announced the appointment of Charles A. James as Vice President and General Counsel, succeeding Harvey D. Hinman, whose retirement was recently announced.
James, 48, who will join ChevronTexaco effective December 9, will be the company's chief legal counsel and will direct the legal function worldwide. He will serve on the company's six-member Executive Committee.
"We are delighted to attract a professional of Charles James' stature, intellect and experience to ChevronTexaco," said Chairman and CEO Dave O'Reilly. "With his broad experience in government and legal practice, he brings great depth and dimension to our senior leadership team."
About his new role James said, "I look forward to joining ChevronTexaco, a company that is well known for maintaining the highest standards of integrity and legal compliance in its operations around the world. I view this as an exciting opportunity to help build on the company's already impressive reputation."
James joins the company from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he is Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division. Prior to his current appointment at the Justice Department, James practiced law at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue's Washington, D.C., office, where he chaired the firm's worldwide Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice. He first joined Jones Day in 1985, but interrupted his tenure to serve in the first Bush administration as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and acting Assistant Attorney General, returning to the firm in 1993.
His practice concentrated primarily on antitrust matters, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the telecommunications, health care, information technology, and financial services industries. He has extensive international and regulatory experience in and out of government.
James was recognized in 1985 for his contribution to public service when he received the Federal Trade Commission Chairman's Award. He was again honored in 1992 with the U.S. Department of Justice Edmund Randolph Award.
James has been active in numerous professional and public service organizations. He has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association's Business Law and Antitrust Law Sections and has been a member of the Antitrust Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
James earned his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1976 and his law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1979.
Updated: October 2002