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Kimberly R. Phillips, General Counsel, Global Litigation

Shell Oil Company


Kimberly is an accomplished leader of global teams with a proven ability to deliver results through others, drive global strategies and initiatives, and align diverse teams around common business goals and practices. She is a seasoned legal professional with experience in both the private law firm and corporate legal environments. In her current General Counsel role, she leads a team of 125 lawyers and legal professionals, sitting in 15 countries, who are responsible for managing Shell’s disputes across the globe. She sits on the Global Legal Leadership Team and she also supports a Shell subsidiary business as a Board Director.

Prior to joining Shell, Kimberly was an associate and later partner in a private law firm’s Dallas and Houston offices where she handled trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts, garnering numerous published appellate decisions. She is Board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She was voted Best Associate General Counsel in a Large Company by the Houston Business Journal and received the Best Corporate Counsel Award by the National Bar Association, Women Lawyer’s Division.

Kimberly has served in statewide and local leadership roles such as the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, Houston Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission; and the Texas Lyceum Association. She has also served in leadership roles for legal and community-based organizations and currently serves on the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee of the Institute for Energy Law.

Kimberly is a 1993 graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University where she was the Class Valedictorian. She and her husband, Jason, enjoy golf, football and eating desserts.

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