Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) reports that Robb Voyles will become executive vice president and general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He will assume the role from Bert Cornelison, who will retire pursuant to company policy in April 2014. Cornelison will remain with the company until his retirement to assist with the transition of his duties.
Cornelison has served as Halliburton’s general counsel since 2002, advising the company on numerous, complex legal matters. He began his career at Halliburton in 1994 as vice president and associate general counsel, leading the company’s intellectual property, environmental and litigation practice groups.
Voyles joined Halliburton earlier this year from Baker Botts LLP, where he had practiced law since 1987. He was chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Executive Committee.