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Our Love-Hate Relationship with Big Oil

A Yale Law School Association of Texas Event
Janet Langford Kelly ’83
Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
June 21, 2011, 6:30 pm


The Yale Law School Association of Texas

invites alumni, students and guests to drinks, dinner, and a discussion with

Janet Langford Kelly ’83
Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ConocoPhillips

“Our Love-Hate Relationship with Big Oil”


Janet Langford Kelly is senior vice president, legal, general counsel and corporate secretary for ConocoPhillips.

Kelly began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable James Hunter III of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She was an associate in the corporate and securities group with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where she became partner in 1991. In 1995, she became senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Sara Lee Corporation. Kelly joined Kellogg Company in 1999 where she was executive vice president of corporate development and administration, general counsel and secretary. Kelly joined Kmart Corporation in 2003 as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in August 2006 as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, Kelly was partner at Zelle, Hoffman, Voelbel, Mason and Gette and an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law.

Kelly serves as a trustee for Columbia Funds and on the Board of Directors for the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Bar Foundation. She previously served on the boards of United Airlines, Grinnell College, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and served on the Legal Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange.

Kelly was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in history, with honors, from Grinnell College in 1979. She earned a juris doctorate from Yale Law School in 1983.  


Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston
Easy access to parking nearby!
$50 per person (plus a cash bar)

RSVP to the Law School Alumni Office at rsvpalumni.law@yale.edu or (203) 432-1690
with your (and any guest’s) name, degree, and class year, together with any dietary restrictions.



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