Sylvia J. Kerrigan

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Marathon Oil Corporation (retired)
UT JD '90

Sylvia J. Kerrigan is former executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Marathon Oil Corporation. She joined the Company in 1995 and was named vice president, general counsel and secretary in September 2009. In 2011, she assumed responsibility for compliance and business integrity, and in 2012 she was promoted to executive vice president. Ms. Kerrigan also oversaw the company’s public policy and corporate communications functions. She retired from Marathon Oil Corporation in June 2017.

Prior to her appointments at Marathon Oil Corporation, Ms. Kerrigan served as assistant general counsel for litigation, human resources and environmental law.

Previously, Ms. Kerrigan worked at the United Nations Security Council’s Commission d’Indemnisation in Geneva, Switzerland (UNCC) for two years, and was in private practice for five years. At the UNCC, she served as the senior legal officer and team leader responsible for arbitrating the losses sustained by international energy companies following Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In private practice, Ms. Kerrigan counseled energy, construction, manufacturing and transportation clients on complex commercial, international and insurance matters. During law school, she clerked for the Texas Supreme Court.

Ms. Kerrigan holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, political economy and English from Southwestern University and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas.

Ms. Kerrigan is a past chairman of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She has served on the board of directors for various professional organizations, including the American Leadership Forum, the Center for American and International Law, and the Houston Bar Association.

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