The Center for American and International Law (“CAIL”), a nonprofit educational institution based in Plano, Texas who will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2022, announced changes to several leadership roles, including the election of Randall M. Ebner as chair, during CAIL’s Board of Trustees meeting held on October 12. Ebner succeeds Harriet E. Miers, who served as Chair since September 2014.
- Ebner, CAIL Board member and former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, elected to succeed Miers as chair.
- Officer Elections: The Honorable Dale Wainwright, Greenberg Traurig, as vice chair, Dee Kelly Jr, partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman, as executive committee chair, and Margaret Keliher, executive director of the Dallas Breakfast Group, as treasurer.
- Ambassador Robert W. Jordan and the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay were conferred as trustees emeritus in recognition of their years of meritorious service to the board and CAIL.
- The Honorable Jimmie M. Edwards, former St. Louis 22nd Circuit judge and former public safety director for the City of St. Louis, George Seay, founder and chairman of Annandale Capital, and Taylor H. Wilson, managing partner of Haynes and Boone, were elected to CAIL's Board of Trustees.
Ebner, the former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has served on CAIL's Board since June 2017. He was elected chair of the Executive Committee in October 2018. Throughout his career, Ebner has been actively involved with many legal-professional organizations, including serving on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform Board of Directors, the National Center for State Courts Board of Trustees, the Civil Justice Reform Group's steering committee, the National Judicial College's Board of Visitors, the Tulane Law School Dean’s Advisory Board and Energy Law Center Board, and the Board of Southern Methodist University's Law School’s Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership.
T.L. Cubbage, President of CAIL, said: “We are so fortunate that Randy Ebner has agreed to serve as Chair of CAIL’s Board of Trustees. His keen intellect, wide range of legal experience, and commitment to professionalism and the rule of law are perfectly suited to leadership of the Center’s mission to advance the administration of justice throughout the world.”
Pictured: Harriet Miers and Randall M. Ebner following the Board of Trustees chair election at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, TX on October 12. Ebner, CAIL Board member and former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, elected to succeed Miers as chair.
Trustees Lindsay and Jordan have been conferred as trustees emeritus in recognition of their years of meritorious service to the Board and CAIL.
Miers said: "Judge Sam Lindsay has served his nation, Texas, and his city with the highest distinction. We are indebted to Judge Lindsay for his service as a member of CAIL's Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of its Executive Committee, and his leadership role with our Inn of Court. He is a stellar representative of the legal community and a role model for young lawyers. We also greatly appreciate the service of Ambassador Robert W. Jordan, the diplomat-in-residence and adjunct professor at the John Tyler Center at Southern Methodist University. Ambassador Jordan is vice chair of the Tower Center Board of Directors, a sought-after commentator on Middle East affairs, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a phenomenal lawyer in his career with Baker Botts, where he served domestically and internationally."
New Board Trustees
Edwards, former St. Louis 22nd Circuit judge and former public safety director for the City of St. Louis, Seay, founder and chairman of Annandale Capital, and Wilson, managing partner of Haynes and Boone, were unanimously elected to CAIL's Board of Trustees.
Miers said: "We are excited that these three new distinguished trustees have joined CAIL’s board. They will bring a diverse wealth of expertise to the organization.”
About The Center for American and International Law - Founded in 1947, The Center for American and International Law is a nonprofit institution based in Plano, Texas, dedicated to improving the quality of justice by providing continuing education to lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. Since its founding, CAIL's educational institutes have established internationally recognized forums and educational programming addressing law enforcement administration, energy law, international and comparative law, transnational arbitration, law and technology, criminal justice, and other relevant topics. In its 74-year history, CAIL has served tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and 130 countries. Visit cailaw.org to learn more.
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