Bristow (BRS) Taps Chip Earle from Transocean (RIG) as SVP, General Counsel

July 19, 2012 4:23 PM EDT
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), announced that Edward Chipman ("Chip") Earle will join the Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective July 30, 2012.

Chip comes to the Company with more than ten years of legal experience; six in the energy industry. Before joining Bristow, he served as Assistant Vice President, Global Legal, with Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), where he managed the worldwide operations legal team. In this role, Chip was a member of the senior legal leadership team and advised executive management and the Board of Directors on legal issues related to the strategic and commercial aspects of joint ventures and other legal operations matters. He also served in the roles of General Counsel for Transocean's Europe and Africa business unit as well as Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. While working at Transocean, Chip lived in several locations including Houston, Grand Cayman, Paris and Geneva. Prior to Transocean, he was employed at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Houston as a corporate and securities lawyer. Chip started his legal career in Austin as a corporate and securities associate with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich&Rosati. Chip holds a MBA and a JD from the University of Texas.

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