International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has added Jill Ann Fleischer McLeod as a partner in its Corporate Group in Anchorage, Alaska.
McLeod brings to the firm more than 15 years of US and international legal experience, including work in oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, commercial transactions, procurement and supply chain, contracts, regulatory compliance, environmental, employment, and property law. For the past eight years, she has been in-house counsel for ConocoPhillips (Anchorage, Alaska), where she provided expert legal support and advice to the company’s North Slope asset groups, analyzed and evaluated legal issues relating to onshore/offshore oil and gas authorizations, leasing, permitting, drilling, exploration, development and production and collaborated with executive management and industry leaders on strategic planning issues impacting the company and the oil and gas industry.
Before joining ConocoPhillips, McLeod served as corporate counsel for United Companies Inc., an Alaskan Native-owned corporation, and its subsidiaries, which provide electrical services to Manley, Alaska, and telecommunications services to 60 communities in rural Alaska. Before moving back to Alaska in 2000, McLeod was in private practice with Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys in Durban, South Africa.
McLeod has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Natal, School of Law, Durban, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service (international politics: international relations, law and organization) from Georgetown University. She also studied at the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. McLeod is licensed to practice in Alaska, in Washington, and as an attorney and notary of the High Court of South Africa, Natal Provincial Division.