Randall Ebner is the Assistant General Counsel - Corporate for Exxon Mobil Corporation. He has been in his current position since April 1, 2009. Based at ExxonMobil's corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas, Mr. Ebner's corporate law team provides legal support to the Corporation on various corporate matters including: corporate governance, corporate finance, securities law, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions (e.g., his team provided legal support for ExxonMobil's recent acquisition of XTO Energy, Inc.). Mr. Ebner also serves as Secretary to the Board's Audit and Finance Committees and is a member of the Law Department's Management Committee.
A native of New Jersey, Mr. Ebner graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor's degree (cum laude) in Government in 1977 and from Tulane Law School with a J.D. (cum laude) in 1980 where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, Mr. Ebner joined Exxon Company, U.S.A.'s New Orleans Litigation Department as an Associate Trial Attorney. His primary focus was on personal injury cases arising on Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms and vessels. In 1985, he moved to Exxon Company, U.S.A.'s Houston Litigation Department as Litigation Counsel and was later named Coordinator of the Upstream Commercial Litigation Group where he was responsible for several high profile lawsuits including complex oil and gas and antitrust cases against the Corporation. In 1999, he was named the Production Law Coordinator in Exxon Company, U.S.A.'s Production Law Department. Shortly thereafter, he was assigned to Exxon Corporation's law team advising on legal issues relating to the Exxon/Mobil merger. He helped to coordinate the law work associated with obtaining U.S. Federal Trade Commission and European Commission approval of the merger. After the merger closed on November 30, 1999, he coordinated the worldwide legal work associated with merger-related asset divestitures required by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission. In 2000, Mr. Ebner was named Chief Attorney for ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Operations where he was responsible for a global law team handling and coordinating law work associated with the Chemical Company's worldwide commercial and operational activities. In May 2003, was named the Chief Attorney for ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing. He and his team of attorneys located throughout the world handled, managed, and coordinated the legal issues relating to ExxonMobil's worldwide gas and power marketing business.
Mr. Ebner is a licensed member of the Texas and Louisiana Bar Associations. He is a member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association, a member of the Dallas Bar Ethics Committee and a Lifetime Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He serves as a member of the Tulane Law School Dean's Advisory Board.