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Mary A. Francis

Chevron Corp
Chief Corporate Counsel
San Ramon, CA, USA


Mary Francis currently serves as Chief Corporate Counsel for Chevron Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for the leadership, direction, and management of Chevron Corporation’s Law Department, which advises businesses in the Technology & Services sector of Chevron, and provides legal support for certain enterprise-wide legal matters, including intellectual property, environmental and safety law, employment law, information technology, real estate, and certain corporate transactions.

Prior to becoming Chief Corporate Counsel, Ms. Francis served as General Counsel for Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company. In that position, she was based in Singapore and oversaw legal matters arising in nine Asia Pacific countries where Chevron has upstream operations or investments.

Previously, Ms. Francis served as Managing Counsel for Chevron’s Pipe Line and Shipping companies. In this role, she managed legal matters relating to the operation of Chevron’s oil and gas transportation assets, as well as strategies for pipeline and shipping elements of new upstream and gas projects. Prior to that assignment, Ms. Francis served as Senior Trademark Counsel for ChevronTexaco. Before joining Chevron, she practiced at major law firms in San Francisco and Chicago, where she specialized in intellectual property. While practicing intellectual property law, Ms. Francis frequently spoke and published on topics involving trademark and copyright law and served on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association.

Ms. Francis received a Master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006; a Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, in 1990; and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, in 1986.
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