Assistant General Counsel – Conventional, A&D And U.S. Operations at Marathon Oil Company
Cathy Konwisarz is Assistant General Counsel – Conventional, A&D and U.S. Operations for Marathon Oil Company in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Konwisarz has held several positions of increasing scope and responsibility since joining Marathon in 2012. In addition to managing Marathon’s global team of conventional lawyers, in her time with the company, Ms. Konwisarz has acted as primary operations counsel (including supporting corporate governance and anticorruption compliance matters, litigation, and arbitration) in Angola, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kurdistan, and Libya.
Ms. Konwisarz and her team support the Corporate Development team’s acquisitions and divestitures, including Marathon’s portfolio rationalization program, which involved exiting 10 countries in six years and Marathon’s entry into the Permian, and Resource Exploration’s low cost, grass roots leasing efforts, which included acquisition of 260,000 net acres of drilling rights in the Louisiana Austin Chalk play. Her team also provides support services for Marathon’s domestic and international operations, including royalty, marketing, and supply chain advice.
Ms. Konwisarz is active in Marathon’s Women’s Network and acts as a mentor to women in the industry. She is a frequent industry speaker and a volunteer at pro bono events throughout Houston, including the HBA Will-A-Thon and the HVL Veterans Legal Advice Clinic. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Women Offshore Foundation.
Prior to joining Marathon Oil, Ms. Konwisarz worked at Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP in the corporate and energy law groups, specializing in major projects and energy transactions.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, and two Masters of Laws (one in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law and one in Tax Law) from the University of Houston Law Center.