ENID, Okla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) today announced the appointment of Eric S. Eissenstat to head the Company's legal team. Eissenstat, a former Director of the Fellers Snider law firm in Oklahoma City, will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and assume responsibility for the Company's legal matters with the support of General Counsel Don Fischbach.
Eissenstat joins Continental with 27 years of experience in complex business and commercial matters involving oil and gas, antitrust, business torts, computer law, shareholder suits, class actions, insurance, trade regulation, contract, corporate disputes, employment-related disputes, intellectual property and commercial arbitration.
A frequent speaker and author on the topics of antitrust litigation, business torts, computer law, punitive damages and electronic discovery, Eissenstat's work has been widely recognized. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a recipient of the Oklahoma County Bar Association Leadership in the Law Award, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Antitrust Law. He is also listed in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business, and has been voted one of the Top 10 lawyers in Oklahoma by Super Lawyers magazine.
"We're very pleased to welcome someone with Eric's experience to the Continental Resources Team," said Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Eric will play a key role as we implement our aggressive growth plan."
Eissenstat is an active member of the American Bar Association, and has held leadership positions in the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association. He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate with honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Oklahoma.
Continental Resources is a crude-oil concentrated, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. The Company focuses its operations in large new and developing plays where horizontal drilling, advanced fracture stimulation and enhanced recovery technologies provide the means to economically develop and produce oil and natural gas reserves from unconventional formations.
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SOURCE Continental Resources