Halliburton picks new CLO from in-house

Jan 11, 2021
Van Beckwith joined company last year from Baker Botts

Halliburton Company has promoted Van Beckwith to executive vice president, secretary and chief legal officer. He succeeds Robb Voyles, who is stepping down after seven years with the Houston-based company.

Beckwith joined Halliburton last year from law firm Baker Botts and during 2020 led Halliburton’s commercial law group and worked with Voyles to transition leadership responsibilities. Beckwith had been at Baker Botts for almost 30 years and was global chair of the firm’s litigation department and a member of its executive committee.

In his new role, Beckwith joins the Halliburton executive committee and takes over leadership of the company’s law department as well as its global communications and marketing and government affairs functions.

‘Van brings an extensive legal background and broad strategic leadership to Halliburton,’ says Jeff Miller, Halliburton’s chair, president and CEO, in a statement. ‘He is a strong addition to our executive leadership team and a great leader for our company’s legal and communications groups.

‘Robb has been a trusted and strategic adviser to Halliburton and our board of directors, as well as a valued member of the Halliburton executive committee. He established a standard of excellence for our legal and communications departments that I am confident Van will continue.’

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