Randall M. Ebner, Chair of CAIL's Board of Trustees, inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society

Williamsburg, Va. (Nov. 20) – Randall M. Ebner, chair of  The Center for American and International Law’s (CAIL) board of trustees and former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Warren E. Burger Society.


Named for the NCSC visionary and former Chief Justice of the United States, the Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent, and support to advance the organization in exceptional ways. Ebner was honored at an event in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16.

Ebner joined Exxon in 1980 after graduating from Tulane University Law School. His 40-year career included positions in the law department, Chemical and Gas and Power Marketing Companies, and compliance and corporate law. He was named vice president and general counsel in 2016.

Following his retirement in 2020, Ebner continues to be involved in legal professional organizations including CAIL, where he has served as chair of the board since October 2021.

Ebner is a past member of NCSC’s Board of Directors and serves as co-chair of its General Counsel committee. Additionally, he is a mentor for Baker & McKenzie’s Executive Institute for Legal Leaders and a Distinguished Research Fellow at Tulane Law School.

Other 2023 Burger Society inductees include:

  • Retired Judge Ronald B. Adrine, Cleveland (Ohio) Municipal Court;
  • Circuit Judge Jennifer D. Bailey, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida;
  • Retired Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer;
  • Tracy “T.J.” BeMent, District Court Administrator, 10th Judicial District of Georgia; 
  • Virginia A. Seitz, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; and
  • Lynda Zeller, Senior Fellow, Michigan Health Endowment Fund.


National Center for State Courts - The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.

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 advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through the professional development of legal and law enforcement practitioners worldwide. Today, CAIL's educational institutes have established internationally recognized forums and programs addressing law enforcement administration, energy law, international and comparative law, transnational arbitration, law and technology, criminal justice, and other relevant topics. Thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and 130 countries have participated in CAIL programs.

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