Jim Webb Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
James R. (Jim) Webb currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Continental Resources, Inc. in Oklahoma City, a position he has held since September 2021.
Prior to Continental, Mr. Webb served in various executive roles at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2012 to 2021, most recently as Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from January 2014 to June 2021. During his time at Chesapeake, Mr. Webb had responsibility for Legal, Land, Risk & Compliance, Human Resources & Employee Services, Health Safety Environment & Regulatory, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Security, Corporate Facilities & Real Estate, and IT Security.
Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Webb was in private practice with the Denver law firm Gorsuch Kirgis LLP (1993-95) and Oklahoma City-based McAfee & Taft (1995-2012), where his practice consisted primarily of commercial/corporate litigation. Mr. Webb was included in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation. He received the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Professional Services Award, the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Community Service Award, and The Journal Record’s Leadership in Law Award. He is a former President of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and he was an elected member of Oklahoma’s Judicial Nominating Commission from 2015 to 2021, serving as Chair from 2019-2021.
Mr. Webb attended Austin College, where he graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in 1989, and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he graduated in 1993. He received multiple awards in law school for written and oral advocacy, served as an associate editor on law review, and was selected for Order of the Coif.