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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Announces New Legal Department Leadership Council

FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1999.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 11 Texaco Vice President and General Counsel Deval L. Patrick announced today the appointment of four Associate General Counsels, effective January 1, 2000. The appointments are:

  • Michael G. McQueeney Associate General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory
  • Leocadie A. Robertson Associate General Counsel for Transactions and Commercial Larry N. Port Associate General Counsel for Upstream
  • Ricardo Reis Veiga Associate General Counsel for Global Businesses and Power

In addition to their substantive responsibilities, these individuals, along with the General Counsel, will comprise the Leadership Council for the company's Legal Department.

In making the announcement, Patrick said, "This is a strong, energized, purposeful and creative team. Their leadership skills, subject matter expertise and commitment to success will ensure that each of Texaco's businesses receives consistently excellent, strategic legal counsel. I look forward to working with them."

Mike McQueeney was graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial and labor relations in 1980. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1983. McQueeney joined Texaco that same year in the Legal Department office in Houston. He was appointed section head of the Employment Group in Houston in 1989 and Senior Attorney in 1994. He was named head of the Litigation, Employment and Environmental section in that office in 1996. McQueeney will remain in Houston.

Cadie Robertson was graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., with a bachelor of arts degree in 1976 and received a juris doctorate from Fordham Law School in 1979. She joined Texaco's Legal Department in 1979 at the company's headquarters in White Plains and was appointed Senior Attorney in 1987. Her practice primarily is in corporate and international matters. In 1997, Robertson was named Assistant General Counsel for Texaco Inc., responsible for international downstream operations. The following year she was named General Counsel for Global Businesses. Robertson will remain in White Plains.

Larry Port was graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor of arts degree in 1973 and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1976. After working in private law practice for five years, Port joined Texaco's Legal Department in New Orleans in 1981. He was named Senior Attorney in 1988 and moved to New York in 1990, where he practiced in both the corporate and litigation sections, before returning to New Orleans in 1991 as Regional Counsel. In 1995, he became head of the corporate transactions practice in New York and was named Assistant General Counsel the same year. He relocated to Houston in 1997 to lead the worldwide upstream practice and was named General Counsel for worldwide upstream in 1999. He will remain in Houston.

Ricardo Reis Veiga was graduated from the University of the State of Rio De Janeiro School of Law in 1978, and joined Texaco that same year in the Legal Department office in Rio de Janeiro working on litigation, contracts and tax matters. He was appointed Assistant Legal Manager for Texaco Brazil in 1986 and, in 1988, he was transferred to Texaco's Latin America/West Africa office in Coral Gables, Florida, with overall legal responsibility for Texaco's operations in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. In 1998, Reis Veiga was named head of the International Upstream section in Houston. Reis Veiga will relocate to White Plains.

Updated: October 1999