Patrick K. Craine, a partner with the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, is joining Chesapeake Energy Corp. as chief compliance officer (CCO). In this capacity, he will report to Chesapeake General Counsel Jim Webb and the Audit Committee of the company’s board of directors.
At Bracewell & Giuliani, Craine was a partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement practice, and counseled companies, boards, committees, officers, and directors in regulatory and compliance matters.
Craine has also led numerous independent investigations for publicly traded companies. Before entering private practice, he served as an enforcement attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Craine was also actively involved in the SEC’s and FINRA’s oil and gas task forces.
Craine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.