Richard E. Chandler, Jr. is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of CB&I. He was named to this position in February 2011. Mr. Chandler has been licensed to practice law for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and international business transactions. Prior to joining CB&I, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Smith International, Inc. since 2005, where he was responsible for developing and managing the company’s international legal strategy, including the design and implementation of its legal compliance program. From 1986 to 2005, he served as Vice President & General Counsel of M-I/SWACO, a leading supplier of engineered drilling fluid systems and drilling waste management and environmental solutions. He holds a juris doctor degree from Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans and a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati.