Reuters Focuses on General Counsel in Harold Hamm Divorce Trial

A week after losing a ruling to open the sealed transcripts and documents in the multi-billion dollar divorce trial of Continental Resources founder Harold Hamm, Reuters news agency continues its coverage of the controversial proceeding in Oklahoma City.

Here’s the angle taken by Reuters’ latest effort.

(Reuters) – During the divorce trial of oil baron Harold Hamm and wife Sue Ann, an unusual relationship took shape in the Oklahoma courtroom as the marriage was being dismantled.

From the bench, Special Judge Howard Haralson playfully tossed red and white peppermints to a lawyer sitting alone in the jury box who didn’t represent either of the Hamms in the case.

The man, Eric Eissenstat, serves as general counsel, senior vice president, secretary and chief risk officer for Continental Resources, the publicly traded oil company founded and run by Harold. And during a trial that could result in one of the largest divorce judgments in U.S. history, Eissenstat emerged as one of the most important people in the courtroom.

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