General Counsel retires at Continental Resources

Photo of Eric Eissenstat


The longtime legal counsel to Continental Resources, Inc., Erick S. Eissenstat has retired from the company according to a recent announcement.

Eissenstat chose to retire from his position as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer and Secretary to return to private practice where he will work on access to justice and community service matters and provide high quality legal services to clients, including Continental Resources.

“Eric has been providing unmatched legal counsel to Continental since the late 1980’s when he was in private practice,” noted Harold Hamm, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Continental. “He was brought in as General Counsel for Continental in 2010 and has been a valuable member of our executive team and an integral part of our success over the past 10 years. He is a valued advisor and friend. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Eric as he returns to private practice.”

Eissenstat called it a “true honor” to serve Continental for the last three decades.

Jim Webb is an excellent choice as General Counsel moving forward; the Company will be in great hands.  I look forward to working with Continental in the future and working to make a positive impact in the community.”

Pursuant to a managed transition, Jim Webb will assume the position as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk officer and Secretary effective September 1, 2021. Eissenstat will remain with the company for a period of time thereafter to work on more substantive matters and transition his duties to Webb who was in private practice for 19 years in Denver, Colorado and Oklahoma City until he joined Chesapeake Energy and served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for over 8 years.

Source: press release