Timothy B. Goodell is Appointed as General counsel at Hess

Date of management change: January 05, 2009 

What Happened?

HESS (www.hess.com ) hired TB Goodell as General counsel


About the Company

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) is a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. We are a leading shale oil and gas producer, a leader in deepwater development and production, and a focused, high impact explorer. Our assets are focused in five areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, Asia Pacific and Onshore U.S.    Six core values guide everything we do, including our relationships with stakeholders: communities, employees, customers, business partners and shareholders. We are committed to help meet the world`s growing need for energy while making a positive impact on the communities where we do business. We strive each day to be a trusted partner that ensures the safety of our workforce and host communities, and protects and preserves the environment.    Our employees say Hess has a family feel and what they do gets recognized and rewarded. They describe a “can-do” spirit and a sense of empowerment to make a meaningful difference. They appreciate the teamwork and collaboration with colleagues and like the opportunities Hess provides to help them grow and advance in their careers.


About the Person

Mr. Timothy B. Goodell, also known as Tim, has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hess Corporation since January 5, 2009. Mr. Goodell served as a Partner of White & Case, L.L.P. He served as Global Co-head of White & Case’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Goodell concentrates in the areas of financings, restructurings and securities. He also counsels both public and private corporations on general corporate and corporate governance matters. In mergers and acquisitions, he represents purchasers and sellers in structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions, including public, private, cross-border and highly leveraged transactions. He represented Deutsche Bank in the sale of its late-stage private equity portfolio, valued at €1.5 billion, to MidOcean Partners. He also represented Castle Harlan, a New York-based private equity firm, in connection with the going private acquisition of Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. He represented the Estate of Leon Hess in connection with the sale of the New York Jets football franchise in March 2000. Mr. Goodell also represented Saatchi & Saatchi in connection with its sale to Publicis SA and Huhtamaki in connection with the sale of its U.S. candy business to Hershey Corporation and the simultaneous purchase of Hershey’s European candy business. He represented Foster Wheeler Corporation in connection with the acquisition of the Pyropower division of Ahlstrom Corporation with assets located in the U.S., Finland and Poland and in the sale of their worldwide Glitch business located in 26 countries to Koch Industries. Mr. Goodell's other significant transactions included the representation of Swiss Bank Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Brinson Partners and Dillon Read & Co. and UPM Kymmene in its unsuccessful $7 billion bid for Champion International. Mr. Goodell has represented a number of foreign and domestic companies, such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Cordiant Communications Group, Foster Wheeler Corporation and UPM-Kymmene Corporation in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in the United States, including 144A and Regulation S offerings. He also represents underwriters and U.S. and foreign issuers in high yield debt offerings pursuant to Rule 144A. Mr. Goodell has also represented several investment and buyout funds in the U.S. and Europe, including Castle Harlan and Alchemy Partners based in the U.K. He has been a Director of Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. since December 2009. Mr. Goodell completed his B.A. from Davidson College, with Honors in 1979 and J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1984.


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